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After gaining basic knowledge, you will be able to master basic technologies. The Basic Technique is a summary of basic training techniques for table tennis practitioners. Standardization and rationalization are requirements for appearance and essence of technical actions.
Table tennis is a very personalized sport with a wide variety of techniques and each person uses them differently, but they are all inseparable from mastering basic techniques. The racket grip is starting point of all table tennis techniques.
Generally speaking, grip style should be appropriate for one's personal playing style, and should also encourage flexible use of hands, wrists, and fingers. Currently, there are mainly two types of grip: a direct grip and a horizontal grip.
Generally speaking, a horizontal grip is similar to a handshake. The middle finger, ring finger and little finger naturally hold handle, tiger's mouth sticks to shoulder of racket, thumb is on front of racket next to middle and index fingers are naturally straight and located on side of racket.
The gripping method of handle is to attach handle to mouth of tiger, form a claw shape with second knuckle of index finger and first knuckle of thumb, distance between two fingers is moderate, and other three fingers are naturally bent and stacked on back of racket.
Different grips have their own advantages, resulting in different types of play. In a nutshell, pen grip method is good for pushing and blocking from left, as well as attacking ball inside table. This is a relatively common grip method for Chinese athletes; The backhand attack makes it easy to apply force and easily extend arc, and also covers a large area and is traditional gripping method in Europe.
At same time, pen grip attack on right is fast and powerful, and shape of racket does not change much when attacking obliquely or straight, making it difficult for opponent to judge. In addition, pen grip gives more space for using fingers and wrists, which is relatively advantageous when serving shifts, handling small balls on table, and chasing balls.
Whether you are holding it vertically or horizontally, take following precautions:
1. Regardless of which grip method is used, hand should not be too tight or too loose when gripping racquet. Holding racket too hard will make wrist stiff, which will affect motion of wrist when force is applied; holding racket too loose will affect power and accuracy of hitting ball.
2. The grip should not be too shallow. In a hand grip, shape of forceps formed by index finger and thumb should not be too large or too small, otherwise flexibility of wrist movement will be affected.
3. Make full use of flexibility of your fingers when changing surface of racket to strike ball and adjusting angle of surface of racket.
4. The method of holding racket should not be changed frequently, otherwise it will affect formation of type and style of play. Beginners need to pay special attention to this point. (End)
October 04, 2023