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Table Tennis Basic Strokes - Forehand Loop Against Push - Front View

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Ready Position
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© 2012 Greg Letts, licensed to About.com, Inc.
This tutorial is a companion to the forehand loop vs push - 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 pictured in mid-bounce, so his knees will bend a little as he comes back down to the ground.
  • The player is using a robot to simulate a push drill, so he knows that the next ball is coming to his forehand side. This is why his racket angle is turned slightly to a forehand tilt. Against a live opponent in a match the racket edge would tend to be much more neutral - i.e. vertical.
  • The free arm is already pointing a little to the player's right, since the player has already begun to prepare for his backswing.
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