In previous chapter, I talked about "the basic concept of point of impact and general implementation of table tennis technology." I hope everyone has a general understanding of table tennis technology. There seems to be a lot to learn and some people may be afraid of challenge. Please relax. In fact, table tennis is very easy to learn. Beginners only need to practice basic forehand skills (right attack) and basic backhand skills (backhand attack), and then they can play with friends. You can even play with friends without mastering basic skills, but you can't level up. This chapter covers basic table tennis postures, right attack techniques and training methods.
1. Basic postures and positions in table tennis
Basic posture and stance in table tennis refer to finished posture and relative position of table tennis player when receiving serve. When a player serves ball, he quickly returns to his starting position and standing position after serving ball to get to next board.
The main pose and position of right-hand camera are as follows:
Stand with your feet wide apart, slightly wider than your shoulders, with your left foot slightly forward and your right foot slightly apart. The soles of feet are on ground, heels are slightly raised, center of gravity is between feet. Bend both knees, tilt your upper body slightly forward and moderately draw in your stomach, including your chest. Shoulder joints relaxed, elbows bent, there is an angle between shoulder and forearm (it depends on each person's height and playing style, if that concept exists), clapping hand is located on right side of front of body, clapping just above table, racket head first.
Main pose and back view
Standing Basic Pose and Side View
2. Right Attack Technique and Training Method
The right attack technique and left attack technique are two most important techniques in table tennis. How well they are mastered depends on level of your table tennis technique. Therefore, it is highly recommended for beginners to find a dedicated trainer for training. It's easy to practice wrong moves with intermediate friends, once you've mastered wrong moves, it's very hard to change them.
1. Right hand technique
Standing near platform, body is about 50 cm from platform, distance between two feet is equal to width of shoulders, left foot is slightly forward, right foot is slightly behind, knees are bent, body is slightly forward, and center of gravity is pressing on sole of front foot (mainly posture). When hitting ball, forearm is retracted, and axis is elbow. As ball hits table of their side, forearm strikes ball obliquely forward with elbow as axis, and shape of racket remains vertical to table surface, leaning slightly forward. The time to hit ball is during rise period and high point period (using concept of point of impact in previous chapter) to swing ball. Use momentum to swing racquet towards center of brow and left brow, and racquet is about a stroke and a half away from brow. Then quickly return to starting position.
The process of continuously hitting ball: pulling racket - swinging racket to hit ball - swinging racket on a trend - fast recovery - dribbling racket. It is a continuous movement without a pause in middle.
What you need to pay attention to: be sure to close your forearm, forearm and forearm to hit ball (that is, take your elbow by axis). Important things are said three times! ! ! It is common for beginners to swing their arms to hit ball (that is, to take shoulder by axis), and this must be corrected. In addition, tip of elbow is always pointing down during strike, and if tip of elbow moves in other direction, it is wrong. I suggest not to worry about center of gravity and waist mentioned in other table tennis teachings. I will focus on this in next chapter.
2. Teaching Method
The best way to practice your forehand is to find a professional coach and use multiball serve method. Thus, learning process is faster, and movements become more accurate.
There is also a self-study method, although it is rather boring, but it can be practiced when no one is with you. This is also multi-ball method: hold ball with your left hand and lift it to right front of your body on table, about above your shoulders.
You need a certain amount of time to master above right attack drill, and it is believed that you can do it well in a week. Until then, you can skip reading next chapter.
In next chapter, I will talk about shifting of center of gravity and order of forces in right attack technique in table tennis. This chapter is very important, it is related to your right attack level in future, please pay attention to mastering it.
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October 03, 2023