(Video) Improving my backhand flick with Eli Baraty

(Video) Improving my backhand flick with Eli Baraty

I like to use a backhand flick to attack short serves. I have an ‘ok’ backhand flick, but I want it to be stronger. I want to get more speed and spin to really put my opponent’s under more pressure.

To improve my backhand flick, I asked fellow coach Eli Baraty to help me. Eli has had a lot of success as a coach. He has coached over 20 players into the top 10 in England, in their age group and produced many national title winners. (You can read more about Eli on his website).

In our coaching session, Eli took a look at my existing backhand flick and identified a few things I could do to improve my technique.

In this video, I’ll show you my existing backhand flick, Eli’s feedback on what I need to do better and my new improved backhand flick.

Video length: 07:06


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About Tom Lodziak

I’m a table tennis coach based in Cambridge in the UK. As well as coaching I also write table tennis articles and make table tennis videos. Read more about me.

2 thoughts on “(Video) Improving my backhand flick with Eli Baraty

  1. How about the backswing of that backhand flick? Should the racket head points to the 3 o’clock position or even to the 6 o’ clock position? Thank you for your video.

    • It depends on what spin is on the ball. If it is backspin, the racket head should be at 6 o’clock position. If topspin, then it shoud be at 3 o’clock position.

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