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

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Ready Position
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© 2011 Greg Letts, licensed to About.com, Inc.
This tutorial is a companion to the forehand loop against loop - side view tutorial, but showing a front view instead. Rather than repeat much of the side view version, I'll just be pointing out items that are relevant to the front view.

Points to look for:

  • The player is in the middle of a forehand loop vs loop drill, and as such has modified his recovery a little, in order to better prepare for the next stroke. This is evident in the positioning of his free arm, and the slightly forehand grip angle.
  • Even though he is in the middle of a drill and anticipating a ball to his forehand, the player has maintained good balance, allowing him to move in any direction quickly if necessary.
  • This stroke is being played a little closer to the table than the side view sequence of photographs, since the robot being used was set to land the ball mid-court with heavy topspin rather than deep on the player's side of the table.

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