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Table Tennis Basic Strokes - Forehand Loop Against Push


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End of Follow Through
Photo of Forehand Loop vs Push - End of Follow Through

End of Follow Through

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The forward swing has come to an end, and the ball is on its way.

Points to look for:

  • The player is now watching his opponent at the other end of the court, rather than the flight of the ball.
  • The hips, waist and shoulders have completed turning back to the left.
  • The hips, waist and shoulders are a little higher than the original ready position.
  • The racket has moved a little more forward and further upwards. The tip of the racket is now pointing upwards, in what is called ‘the salute’.
  • The elbow of the playing arm is a little below shoulder level, and the bat has not crossed past the middle of the body. This helps to maintain balance and improve recovery time.
  • The free arm has continued to aid balance by moving in synch with the playing arm.
  • The player is currently airbourne, due to the amount of upward force generated during the swing. Some players tend to do this more than others.

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