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Table Tennis Forehand Flick Technique

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Forehand flick is a difficult technique 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 a quick footwork, you can do the forehand flick to return the ball aggressively. This stroke is also called as the forehand flip.


How to play the forehand flick technique in table tennis?
First, you need to step your right foot forward the table. Your body should lean to the right side.Second, contact the ball when it is at the highest position (at its top bouncing position). Depend on how much backspin on the ball, hit the ball at the position of 3 o'clock or 4 o'clock.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 flickDon'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 count…

How to Spin the Ball in Table Tennis

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Welcome to the channel of coach EmRatThich. Today, I talk about "How to increase Spin  in your table tennis shots: serve, loop, push, forehand topspin, backhand flip, etc.




The Chinese philosophy says that there are 3 aspects of a table tennis shot: spin, speed, and power. Spin is the most important of these 3 terms.The spiny ball but slow is not powerful. The fastball without spin is not powerful. The powerful ball is the ball loaded of spin and speed.
How to increase the spin in table tennis? The only and the one key point to spin the ball is ACCELERATION.

Table tennis is not a tennis sport. The ball weight is only 2.7g. It's not how hard you hit the ball, but it's how fast you hit the ball in a short amount of time will decide the amount of spin.The contact occurs only in a fraction of a second. To spin the ball, you must apply force during this moment. All of these processes occurs very fast. So please remember, "spin" is the key in table tennis. To make the b…

Backhand Topspin Against Backspin in Table Tennis

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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 of a chopper. Because of the obstruction of the body in the backhand stroke, you can't loop kill the backspin ball with your backhand. Using the backhand, you can lift the ball, but it's very hard to hit the ball "forward".


These are the procedure to do a backhand topspin against backspin:
drop the racket down, lower than the tabledrop the center of gravity down, 2 legs are equallyput your elbow forwardaccelerate to lift the ball by folding the forearm around the elbowuse the waist to add power to the backhand loop
So what's the reason for this backhand training of Ma Long? During the Chinese Trials, Liu Guoliang has analyzed many times …

Chinese style Forehand topspin against heavy backspin

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Welcome to the channel of coach EmRatThich. I will show you the best tips to forehand loop kill the backspin ball from a chopper.


Best tips to forehand topspin the heavy backspin ball in table tennis
dropped the racket very low, lower than the kneemost of the power comes from the waist and the legsweight transfer from the right foot to the left foot. This action will lift the ballrotate the waist to hit the ball forward. The more you rotate the waist, the more the ball goes forward
In the previous video, Ma Long practices his backhand attack against the backspin ball of a chopper, but can't finish the point with his backhand. However, it's not a problem for Ma Long when he uses the forehand to loop kill this ball. He has trained like that a thousand time. Furthermore, the mechanism of the forehand attack is different from the backhand attack.

And the forearm is only a tool to transfer this 2 forces to the ball: "power from the ground" to lift the ball, and waist rota…

Understand Table Tennis Equipment

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Do you need a Viscaria blade, a DHS Hurricane 3 national blue sponge rubber and a Butterfly Tenergy 05 professional version to improve your table tennis? No! Choose a good blade for your playing style! Do not choose another one's paddle. Coach EmRatThich helps you understand your table tennis equipment (racket + rubber) under the viewpoint of a Chinese coach. From now, you can choose your best table tennis combo setup including racket and rubber.

Attentions! Some website just makes a bad review about the paddle. They used the referral link to the Amazon and profit if the links are clicked. The review is not credible because the equipment is biased to the referral subject.


How to choose best table tennis racket The definition of the racket in Chinese philosophy about table tennis is: The blade is your hand. It will give you the feeling of the ballThe blade should be flexible and offensive. Flexibility will increase the rotation of the ball.The blade decides 80% of your playing style

How To Hold Table Tennis Bat Correctly

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"Holding a table tennis bat" is the first table tennis lesson. Having a good grip in table tennis is crucial as it allows you to optimize your technique. Without a correct grip, you cannot do the strokes correctly and never improve to a high level of table tennis.

In china, the coach shows the principles of the grip and lets the young kids play with the ball (without the table) at least one week. The kids must feel his racket and adapt his grip properly. This first lesson is very important as the way you hold your bat will stay with you all of your table tennis life.

This is Part 1, Liu Guoliang (刘国梁), the head coach of Chinese Table Tennis National Team will explain us the grip of some professional grips: Wang Hao (王皓), Ryu Seung-min (유승민), Ma Lin (马琳), Timo Boll, Zhang Jike (张继科) and Ma Long (马龙).



The most important tips of how to hold a table tennis racket correctly will be shown in Part 2, which will be published next Sunday 01 January 2017. I will publish table tennis v…