[Video] Forehand attack down the line…A simple shot to win cheap points

[Video] Forehand attack down the line…A simple shot to win cheap points

In this video I share a simple but very effective tactic of attacking with your forehand down the line.

 

Most players are very good at forehand attacks cross-court. But forehand attacks down the line can be an even better shot. Opponents often find it hard to defend these attacks, so you can win a few cheap points.

The forehand attack down the line is a great way to add more variety to your attacking game.

In the video I explain why you should do forehand attacks down the line and how to do it. I also show three simple exercises to help you develop a strong forehand attack down the line.


What’s in the video

0:00 – Tom introduces the video

0:48 – Tom explains why forehand attacks down the line are effective

2:11 – Tom explains the technique for playing forehand attacks down the line

4:22 – Tom shows three simple drills you can do to practise forehand attacks down the line

6:17 – Tom explains the importance of attacking to both corners


Useful links

> Tom Lodziak’s YouTube Channel

> More online table tennis lessons

 

About Tom Lodziak

I’m a table tennis coach based in Cambridge in the UK. I have 70+ free table tennis lessons on my popular YouTube channel. I also have 150+ coaching articles to help you improve your table tennis skills. You can read more about my background on my About Tom page.

2 thoughts on “[Video] Forehand attack down the line…A simple shot to win cheap points

  1. Hi Tom. Another excellent video. I have a question about your partner in the video who is obviously an elite player and I was wondering about his small figure eight movement on his forehand. He does an inside out movement. Does this give you more racket speed or is it just an individual quirk? Thanks.

    • Some players like to do this figure of 8 movement. Other players will have a more backwards and forwards motion. I think figure of 8 may help with fluidity of movement. But backwards and forwards is a a more efficient (and simpler) motion. I don’t think there is a right or wrong here. It’s personal preference really. Try both and see which works best for you.

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