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Table Tennis/ Ping-Pong Basic Strokes - Forehand Chop Against Loop - Front View

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Ready Position
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Ready Position

© 2011 Greg Letts, licensed to About.com, Inc.
This step by step explanation of the front view of a forehand chop vs topspin is a companion article to the Forehand Chop - Side View article, so I will focus on discussing those aspects relevant to the front view, rather than just repeating all the same information.

Points to look for:

  • The weight is evenly distributed between the left and right legs.
  • The player is in the middle of a forehand chop drill, which is why his racket is currently pointing a little to his left. He is still in the process of returning to a neutral ready position after his previous stroke.
  • The knees are bent and the feet are around one and a half times shoulder width apart. His torso is more upright than usual, since the player has not quite finished recovering.

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