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Table Tennis/ Ping-Pong Basic Strokes - Forehand Smash Against a Lob

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Middle of Backswing
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Middle of Backswing

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The ball is just clearing the net, and the player is in the middle of his backswing.

Points to look for:

  • The waist, hips and shoulders have virtually finished turning, and are now in position for the forward swing.
  • The player is now putting more of his weight on his right leg, moving his weight backwards and to the right.
  • The playing arm is being taken back further by the player, instead of allowing the shoulder turn to move the bat back.
  • The player is continuing to watch the ball closely.
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