Coach CornerTechniquesForehand timing
Nomad asked 5 months ago

Hi Guys
I have attached 2 video links.
Forehand topspin counter hitting close to the table showing 2 timing points taken before the top of the bounce and at the top of the bounce (slow topspin recovery stroke when forced back from the table) The illustration of the third timing point just after the top of the bounce was not possible due to limited space. Hopefully I can get this to you after lock down. Any comments or suggestions you may have would be appreciated


The second video link is Opening up topspin backhand from light backspin


I look forward to seeing your new videos
Alex

1 Answers
Dan Academy Coach answered 5 months ago

Hi Alex,

A couple of areas to focus on which I think will help you improve your shots and control too. I think if you can keep a smooth action on your strokes and really loosen up your arm with a focus on staying relaxed you will see a big difference in consistency but also the way you contact the ball. If you can be more relaxed you will be able to brush the ball more and generate more spin and quality on your shots.

Right now I think this is the main area for you to think about, especially on the forehand. On the backhand I think the main area that will help you is still getting your right foot further back, it comes forward sometimes as we spoke about before and this will restrict you. So right now it’s more about the feeling when playing than big technique changes. Hope this helps and anything you are not sure on just let us know. Dan

Nomad
replied 5 months ago

HI Dan
Thanks for your comments.
I will have to work on my footwork, especially on the backhand when we come out of lockdown and make sure my right foot does not creep forward.
As far as the forehand is concerned my old style of play consisted of blocking, and opening up with light topspin on either wing with a view to finishing off the point with a flat smash. I am now determined to adopt a more modern topspin game on both wings and adjusting to this style so that it becomes more natural and looks relaxed will be my next priority.
However with your assistance I am sure I will raise my game to the next level by the end of the season.
Alex

Nomad
replied 5 months ago

HI Dan
Thanks for your comments.
I will have to work on my footwork, especially on the backhand when we come out of lockdown and make sure my right foot does not creep forward.
As far as the forehand is concerned my old style of play consisted of blocking, and opening up with light topspin on either wing with a view to finishing off the point with a flat smash. I am now determined to adopt a more modern topspin game on both wings and adjusting to this style so that it becomes more natural and looks relaxed will be my next priority.
However with your assistance I am sure I will raise my game to the next level by the end of the season.
Alex

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