Backhand Flick – Amateur vs Pro technique

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In this video I compare the backhand flick technique of an amateur player (myself) with the backhand flick technique of a professional player (England No.1 Liam Pitchford).

Liam is able to generate a lot more speed and spin with his backhand flick technique, but how is he able to do this?

To help us work it out, I use some side-by-side slow motion analysis. By doing this we can see some clear differences in our technique. Liam uses his wrist in a completely different way to me, which I explain in more detail in the video.

There is also some footage of me trying to return Liam’s very fast backhand flicks.

In the video Liam is using the following equipment:

Blade: Victas Liam Pitchford blade
Rubbers: Victas V>15 Extra

You might also be interested in Liam Pitchford’s Masterclass coaching series he recorded with Table Tennis Daily Academy.

Posted on 21/09/2022