[Video] How to do a forehand flick – with Paul Drinkhall

[Video] How to do a forehand flick – with Paul Drinkhall

In this video, pro player Paul Drinkhall demonstrates the forehand flick.


Paul uses the forehand flick to attack short backspin serves or pushes. He combines speed with very good placement to put his opponents under pressure.

In the video, Paul describes how to do the forehand flick, the importance of placement and how much power you should use.

I also discuss the importance of recovery and the benefit of the using the forehand flick in addition to the backhand flick.

This video is brought to you in partnership with Bribar Table Tennis.

What’s in the video

0:00 – Tom introduces the video

0:40 – Forehand flick demonstration and technique explanation by Paul

1:53 – Paul talks about the importance of ball placement

2:35 – Paul talks about how much power to use when doing a forehand flick

3:08 – Tom gives his feedback about the quality of Paul’s forehand flick

3:53 – Tom talks about importance of recovery after doing a forehand flick

4:30 – Tom discusses benefit of doing forehand flick compared to a backhand flick

Useful links

> Paul Drinkhall’s Facebook Page

> Bribar Table Tennis

> 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.

1 thought on “[Video] How to do a forehand flick – with Paul Drinkhall

  1. I’m sure it is not as easy as it looks 🙂 but given that a doubles serve is to the forehand quadrant it seems to me to be particularly suitable for the return of serve (at club level at least) and it reduces the opponent reaction/movement time.

    David H

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