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Basement Ping-Pong Forehand Drive vs Backspin - Side View

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Middle of Return to Ready Position
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Middle of Return to Ready Position

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The player is in the middle of the return to his ready position before the next stroke.

Points to look for:

  • The right foot has continued to turn, and is now pointing forwards again. The left foot has moved back a little. The player will move his right foot forward a little more forward as his recovery continues, so that the right upper leg no longer is vertical, but is at an angle closer to that of the left upper leg.
  • The player is allowing his upper arms to drop back into their ready positions. There is no need to swing the arms to the left or right to recover - they only need to drop down.
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