Forehand flick is a difficult technique in table tennis to deal with the short ball on your forehand side. Some players tend to move further to the right side and perform a backhand flick. However, if you don’t have quick footwork, you can do the forehand flick to return the ball aggressively. This stroke is also called as the forehand flip.
In table tennis, how to deal with the middle ball? When the opponent serves to the middle, you will use the forehand flick or the backhand flick? It depends on some situations.
How to play the forehand flick technique in table tennis?
Here are the 3 steps to do the forehand flick techniques:
Step 1 Footwork
First, you need to step your right foot forward to the table. Your body should lean to the right side.
Step 2 Hitting on the table
Step 3 Return back to the ready position
Third, quickly come back to the neutral position. Prepare to attack the next shot, the ball returned will definitely a long ball.
3 tips to do the forehand flick correctly
- Don’t pull the racket behind your body. For the short ball, you must put your racket close to the ball.
- This stroke is not the forehand topspin counter-attack, you should contact the ball at a lower position, and lift the ball by the acceleration.
- Use the wrist to add the acceleration, and hold the racket loosely for this type of stroke.
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