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Table Tennis/ Ping-Pong Basic Strokes - Backhand Lob Against Smash

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Middle of Backswing
Photo of Backhand Lob Against a Smash - Front View

Middle of Backswing

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The player is in position to play the approaching ball. The ball has almost reached its peak height.

Points to look for:

  • The hips, waist and shoulders are square to the line of play, and the head is still facing forward watching the ball.
  • The bat has moved to the player's left, as well as backwards and downwards at this point. The amount that the bat moves backwards will vary from player to player, and will also be affected by the amount of power the stroke is hit with.
  • The free arm has remained stationary.

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