STEVE FOSTER: Hi,
Welcome to AllAboutTableTennis.com
Today we’re going to look at the
starting in your Ready Position.
We should know by now.
First thing we need to do for the
Backhand Flick is to step in.
You want to take the ball early
you play a Flick when the ball is short
So for right handers
we need to step in with our right leg.
And then, with your bat (racket) closed
Using a bit of the elbow to come
upwards and forwards on the ball, flicking forward
OK. So make sure you step in first
Then taking the ball at the top of the bounce
or just before the top of the bounce
depending on the ball you get
Then come through
So making sure that your head is
close to the ball as well
because playing a Flick from up here
is quite difficult
So we need to make sure that we get our whole body in
to play the stroke
And for men (women wouldn’t usually) but men
it’s useful to use the wrist
to get a bit more spin on the ball