How to Do a Table Tennis Forehand Smash

What’s really really important in not only the forehand smash but everything in table tennis is to be able to pass through the ball, especially on the forehand. You need to get the racket to pass through the ball quickly. Okay and the way we do this, it depends on the ball that we get. Now, if somebody’s giving us a normal ball we’re gonna start here, we’re gonna get our shoulder back a little bit, and we’re just gonna try to smash through the ball, just like this. Now, if somebody gives us an under spin ball we’re gonna smash, but our racket face is gonna be open a little so we can hit the bottom of the ball. And if somebody gives us a top-spin ball we’re gonna smash on top of the ball.

Peter A Soto is a Black Belt with more than 20 years of experience, athlete, teacher and webmaster. Based in the city of San Diego, California.

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