Hi Guys, I’m confused about how to do a forehand flick, depending on the spin. In your video on the flick you mention closing the bat more if there is backspin. You also say to go up the back of the ball more when returning a backspin ball. I’m confused about both closing the angle and brushing up the back of the ball. When I attempting this, almost all of my hits go into the net. Could you elaborate on bat angle and stroke, depending on the spin of the incoming ball?
Hi Resznotes, yes the forehand flick is a very tricky shot to really master. Yes when there is more backspin on the ball you need to brush up the back of the ball and forward more to generate the little bit of topspin to take it over the net. If you find it’s still going into the net, try opening the angle slightly and brushing upwards a touch more. Imagine the feeling of a mini topspin using wrist.
When the ball is float or topspin you can have a fairly closed bat angle still bit you arw looking to hit on top of the ball more to keep it down and not hit off the end. The hardest ones are usually flicking heavy backspin as you mentioned, so focus on those and trying to get the ball to dwell in the rubber longer and focus on contacting the back on the ball and brushing up with a good snap in the wrist.
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