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Today, we will improve the most important backhand technique in table tennis: The backhand flick.
These are the coaching tips from the Chinese national team. Backhand flick with a pendulum rotation of the wrist.
How to use wrist in backhand flick technique
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The coach explained to the young player that. He flicks the ball too fast. It’s bad timing. So his ball is not powerful enough.
Even though, he contacts the ball at the highest position. But he can’t impact enough force to the ball.
Watch this video:
He needs to understand the principle of the pendulum clock. He needs to lift up the elbow a little bit. Hit forward, and hit at the right side of the ball. This way, he can add more spin to the ball.
He said that to “add more power”, you need to be relaxed. And drop the head of the racket down. To do that, think about the pendulum clock, swing from left to right.
So don’t just only cover the ball. You need to hit on the right side of the ball to add spin and improve the quality of the ball.
Tips to add more spin in your backhand flick
So the main key point to learn here:
- Drop the head of the racket down
- Lift up your elbow
- Wait for the ball, don’t rush
- Hit at the side of the ball to add more spin
- Relax your shoulder
- Relax your wrist
- Remember, the pendulum clock, and swing
- Hit forward, use the wrist to rotate
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