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How to apply power from the ground to backhand side

Hello, Welcome back to PingSunday, I’m EmRatThich. How to apply the Power From The Ground concept for the backhand topspin?


What is Power From the Ground?

“Power from the ground” is a very famous concept in table tennis. It’s the way to generate the power, by using the legs.

How to generate the power
How to generate the power


How to apply this concept?

Philipp from Germany has emailed me:

Hi Coach,

I am a fan of your work. I have a question: I am coming back from a longer break. Forehand is good, fast strong stroke with spin, I try to implement “power from the ground” as best as I can. Backhand is solid but I have to develop more spin through wrist stroke.

How to do the power from the ground for the backhand?

power from the ground - backhand
power from the ground – backhand


Using this concept for the forehand

You can watch this video to learn about this concept.

Watch this video:

Power from the ground with Zhang Jike
Watch this video: Power from the ground with Zhang Jike

I have explained the concept of “power from the ground” for the forehand.

how to learn power ground - Chinese coaching concept
how to learn power ground – Chinese coaching concept

Or you can search “power from the ground pingsunday” to read the article.




Using this concept for the backhand

So here is an example of using power from the ground for the backhand.

Coach Joze Urh is training for Darko Jorgić. This is very high-quality training.

Watch this video:

Lift your body up for the backhand
Watch this video: Lift your body up for the backhand

 

You can see that coach Joze is feeding the ball to Darko to backhand topspin.

Look at how Darko lifts up his body. The power is generated by lifting up the body.

I also like the way coach Joze is jumping at the same time. This will help the player to remember the timing.

Timing is very important in table tennis.

If you want to improve the power of your backhand, then you should apply the same concept of “power from the ground” to the backhand side.

Here is how to apply this concept to the forehand side.

Generate the power by using your legs for the forehand
Generate the power by using your legs for the forehand

Drop the racket down, lift it up, and rotate the body.
The power is generated with the legs.



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