Table tennis training mantras have transformed into a series

I never expected this to occur, however my table tennis training mantras have transformed into a series. This is section three of ‘The Key to Easy Circles’. In the event that you haven’t perused section one or section two yet, I suggested looking at them.

The present blog entry is about “Palm Up, Palm Down”. I like to consider it the “Wax On, Wax Off” of table tennis. Also, I feel that is useful on the grounds that it has a few likenesses to the liquid arm and hand developments of the combative techniques.

The capacity to rapidly, and easily, change from strike to forehand (or the other way around) is fundamental in the event that you will arrive at an elevated degree of execution in table tennis.

A lot of players look great playing forehand to forehand, or strike to strike, however at that point go to pieces in a real match when the position of the ball becomes irregular.

This is Harrie – when we move from standard to sporadic drills.

Also, it was me as well! I used to be pointless at exchanging and afterward playing a going after stroke. I could change from a forehand circle to a strike block (or from a strike circle to a forehand block) yet I tracked down it practically difficult to switch and afterward play another circle.

“Palm Up, Palm Down” isn’t about right-hand, left-hand (like Mr. Miyagi’s wax on, wax off). It’s strike, forehand.

On the off chance that you need a speedy and smooth change between your strike and forehand circles you really want to flip your hand 180 degrees as you switch – from palm looking up for the strike circle, to palm confronting for the forehand circle.

This turn of the lower arm is known as pronation and supination, and it’ll guarantee your bat is generally at a decent plot for circling over the ball.

Wrist-supination-impartial pronation

I found this little jewel around a long time back and from that point onward “Palm Up, Palm Down” has turned into another of my table tennis mantras that I like to rehash to the players I mentor.

Easy Circling

Harrie frequently gets stuck changing from his strike circle to his forehand circle. He’ll play a pleasant strike circle turning over the ball with his palm looking up, however at that point he’ll set stayed with his hand and bat up in an impartial way and end up level hitting his forehand or attempting and find any way to improve the rear of the ball.

He’s turned his hand 90 degrees (from palm up to unbiased) however he hasn’t done the last 90 degrees to find himself mixed up with the palm down position. He can’t play a legitimate forehand circle since he hasn’t pronated his lower arm!

It truly is just basic!

When Harrie begins thinking “Palm Up, Palm Down” during our drills, and rapidly pronating or supinating his lower arm after each shot, the nature of his circling quickly gets to the next level.

It looks such a ton better. Furthermore, he feels more good and positive about his shots

Have a go yourself!

In the event that you battle changing from strike to forehand circles (or the other way around) I suggest checking this out at your next training meeting. Begin with a normal drill until you feel OK with the mechanics of the lower arm pivot.

You might rehearse it at home with some shadow play. Snatch your bat and begin pronating and supinating your wrist in your prepared position. You can include a few forehand and strike strokes as well in the event that you like. Work on speeding up your changes while keeping a decent method.

It could really make the muscles in your lower arm hurt right away as they become accustomed to it however I’m persuaded that this one tip will assist with accelerating your strike to forehand switch the following time you make it onto the table.

So that is my third confidential to easy circles – “Palm Up, Palm Down”. Do give it a shot and let me in on how you get on.

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