OOAK Table Tennis Forum


A truly International Table Tennis Community for both Defensive and Offensive styles!
OOAK Forum Links About OOAK Table Tennis Forum OOAK Forum Memory
It is currently 10 Dec 2019, 15:39


Don't want to see any advertising? Become a member and login, and you'll never see an ad again!



All times are UTC + 9:30 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: 21 Feb 2019, 01:49 
Offline
Senior member

Joined: 18 May 2015, 11:47
Posts: 115
Has thanked: 6 times
Been thanked: 5 times
Hi!

I was told by a pretty good player last night that my right elbow should stay slightly in front of my body during my forehand and that I am allowing it to be pulled behind me. He stated that this makes the timing of the stroke difficult and that a shorter backswing is a bit more of what modern teachers are instructing now. He takes a lot of lessons at Paddle Palace with his Chinese coach, so I was just checkin in on your thoughts on this. I do appreciate it!


Top
 Profile  
 


PostPosted: 21 Feb 2019, 01:52 
Offline
Super User

Joined: 13 Nov 2018, 03:27
Posts: 474
Location: FL, USA
Has thanked: 60 times
Been thanked: 85 times
Blade: Yinhe V14 Pro
FH: Yinhe Big Dipper
BH: Spinlord Wyvern 1.8 mm
Check out this video on golden point by Brett Clarke:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 21 Feb 2019, 04:14 
Offline
Senior member

Joined: 18 May 2015, 11:47
Posts: 115
Has thanked: 6 times
Been thanked: 5 times
Thanks so much! But then on his Whip forehand video, he has the elbow way behind the body.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyCTDQRkPHo


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 21 Feb 2019, 04:32 
Offline
Super User

Joined: 13 Nov 2018, 03:27
Posts: 474
Location: FL, USA
Has thanked: 60 times
Been thanked: 85 times
Blade: Yinhe V14 Pro
FH: Yinhe Big Dipper
BH: Spinlord Wyvern 1.8 mm
Bobv wrote:
Thanks so much! But then on his Whip forehand video, he has the elbow way behind the body.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyCTDQRkPHo

I agree. Perhaps, the whip forehand is suitable for bigger shots while the golden point rule may be applied to most other shots, including FH drives.

BTW, Brett is a member of this forum. You can ask him directly and disregard my interpretation. :)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 21 Feb 2019, 07:26 
Offline
Senior member

Joined: 18 May 2015, 11:47
Posts: 115
Has thanked: 6 times
Been thanked: 5 times
I really appreciate it!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: 24 Feb 2019, 03:03 
Online
Goes to 11
Goes to 11
User avatar

Joined: 13 Jan 2014, 20:27
Posts: 8733
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 1058 times
That video covers the basic strokes. The elbow position isn't necessarily the same for ALL strokes. I think the point he was making in the video was that for basic strokes, it's best to keep the elbow still, and just use the forearm to execute the stroke. For loops, you obviously wouldn't just use the forearm, so the elbow won't stay in the same place.

Iskandar


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 




All times are UTC + 9:30 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Copyright 2018 OOAK Table Tennis Forum. The information on this site cannot be reused without written permission.

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group