[Video] How to get explosive forehand power – with Paul Drinkhall

[Video] How to get explosive forehand power – with Paul Drinkhall

In this video, pro player Paul Drinkhall explains how to get more power on your forehand attacks.


Paul explains the importance of timing, how to use all of your body to generate power and how he developed his powerful forehand.

You’ll also see lots of footage of me getting battered by Paul!

It does take a lot of practise (years and years) to get a forehand as good as Paul’s, but if we can all learn from Paul a little bit, then we will have a stronger and more explosive forehand attack.

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

What’s in the video

0:00 – Tom introduces the video

0:44 – Paul demonstrates his explosive forehand attack

1:06 –  Paul explains the timing of the big forehand attack

1:48 – Paul explains how to use your body to generate power

2:55 – Paul explains how he improved his forehand power, with the use of lots of multi-ball training

3:47 – Tom compares his technique with Paul’s technique and explains why you should play more like Paul

5:32 – Final words + thanks to Paul and Bribar Table Tennis

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.

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