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Table Tennis Basic Strokes - The Forehand Counterhit

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End of Forward Swing
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End of Forward Swing

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The forward swing has come to an end, and the ball is on its way.

Points to look for:

  • The player is now watching his opponent at the other end of the court, rather than the flight of the ball.
  • The hips, waist and shoulders have almost completed turning back to the left.
  • The hips, waist and shoulders are a little higher than the original ready position.
  • The racket has moved a little more forward and further upwards. The tip of the racket is now pointing upwards, in what is called ‘the salute’.

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