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

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End of Backswing
Photo of Forehand Loop vs Push - Front View - End of Backswing

End of Backswing

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The ball has just bounced on the table, and the backswing has finished.

Points to look for:

  • The player has continued to turn his shoulders to his right, so now his left shoulder is actually pointing towards the bounce of the ball.
  • The racket has been lowered into position behind the player's right knee, at around knee height. Bringing the racket further behind the body would make swinging forward and generating topspin more difficult, unless a sidespin loop was being attempted.
  • The head has turned to follow the ball flight closely.
  • The player has bent his knees a little more to further lower his body.

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