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Using wrist techniques

Table Tennis Advanced Techniques: Using Wrist

Should you use wrist in table tennis? A player asked me “Should we use the wrist in the Forehand Topspin Stroke in Table Tennis?” This is a very good question, but there are 2 opposite answers. Some coaches say “You should fix your wrist in the Forehand stroke”. Another says “You can use the wrist”. So …

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Ma Long backhand block technique

Ma Long “active backhand block” technique

In the modern table tennis, the passive block technique is no longer exist. The player is asked to add more power in the stroke, for both forehand block or backhand block technique. That’s why today, we will learn the “active backhand block” technique of Ma Long. Blocking is very underrated skills that not many players focus …

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Zhang Jike Forehand Loop Technique

Zhang Jike is well known for his spinny forehand topspin. His forehand loop is not as powerful as Ma Long’s forehand but is spinnier. Today, I will analyze the table tennis forehand loop technique step by step of Zhang Jike. You improve your forehand loop the topspin ball by learning from the Chinese National Team players. Forehand …

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Ma Long backhand loop training

5 Steps to Do Backhand Loop Table Tennis – Ma Long’s technique

How to Play a Backhand Loop in Table Tennis? In the history of table tennis, there are only a few players that can consistently use the backhand attack the backspin ball of a chopper. They are Werner Schlager, Kalinikos Kreanga, Karakasevic and Wang Hao. Even the backhand dominant player like Zhang Jike and Ovtcharov, they always use the forehand to attack the backspin ball …

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Ma Long forehand technique

Forehand Loop against heavy backspin

How to Forehand Loop Against Backspin In Table Tennis? Many players really struggle hitting the forehand topspin shot against a chop/slice. They know how to swing up, but don’t know how to loop powerful (to loop kill the underspin ball). I will show you the best tips to forehand loop against the backspin ball with Chinese Forehand Style. We …

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Forehand topspin table tennis techniques

How to play Forehand Loop (Chinese Techniques)

How to play Chinese Forehand Loop? How to do a powerful forehand topspin in table tennis? The old forehand technique which is mostly taught in table tennis club has some problems. I will show you the Chinese techniques of the forehand loop with consistency, spin, and power. Why Chinese players dominate the table tennis rally with their powerful loop and counter topspin? The …

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Zhang Jike Strawberry backhand flick techniques

Boomerang Flick in table tennis (Zhang Jike’s technique)

You may know backhand “banana flick” or “chiquita flick”. But have you heard about the “Boomerang Flick” (Strawberry flick) in table tennis? Today, I will show you a training session of Zhang Jike and the China Head Coach Liu Guoliang. What is the “boomerang” flick in table tennis? In fact, the “boomerang” flick is the pure …

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