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

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Start of Forward Swing
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Start of Forward Swing

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The ball is moving towards the hitting zone, and the player has begun his forward swing.

Points to look for:

  • To begin the forward swing, the player has begun to push up with his legs, and the free arm has been swung upwards and to the player's left.
  • The racket is being swung forwards and upwards quickly around the elbow joint, with a little movement of the upper right arm as well.
  • The player is continuing to watch the ball closely.
  • There is a little body turn back to the player's left, but not all that much just yet.

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