Amateurs change line with their hands, and national players change positions with their feet. Which one do you belong to?
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1. The direction and quality of hitting ball is related to position
If you want to change straight line in a diagonal backhand tearing attack, you must first put your feet in place and then turn your body to side to better change straight line.
Traditional play style will be more skewed towards forehand in a stalemate lefthand position, so center of gravity will be more skewed towards forehand in backhand position.
The center of gravity of body must follow normal principle of hitting when a backhand is in a stalemate and changes line, i.e. facing diagonal line will determine line and quality of the hit. .
If leg moves here, it means line can be changed. When opponent thinks line should be changed, breaking diagonal line can mislead opponent. Therefore, when working out a blow to left, soles of feet must be flexible.
Second, most of backhand skills now run in parallel
In past, focus of table tennis was on right hand, and backhand position was one foot forward and one foot back, which was not very parallel. The current position of left hand is parallel.
Because most games are played with a backhand, even if serve is served on an opponent's short ball from right, backhand is still used to catch it. At this time, center of gravity of soles of feet completely shifted from left to middle or to right.
3. Parallel stance needs to be corrected by working legs forward and backward
On surface, it's enough to keep center of gravity flat, but when looking for position of ball under feet, it is still necessary to move to find position of ball in order to provide forward and backward steps under feet, because now speed of using backhand is first, and second is fastest, third is to start earlier and faster.
The center of gravity of backhand is like turning to side while moving. In emergency of game, there will necessarily be same hand and same foot, but in practice feet should be first and hands behind.
Ping-pong network organized by Liu Baosheng
November 19, 2023