Push and loop training drill

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In this video, I share a training drill to help you switch from a push to a loop.

You serve backspin. Your partner returns with a backhand push. You then play backhand push to backhand push, until your partner switches the ball to your forehand. You then open up with a forehand loop and play out the point.

This is a useful drill to practice your forehand loop opening attack.

The footage was filmed at the Bryant & Gertsen training camp at Plymouth Table Tennis Club in October 2021.

The instructor is Stephen Gertsen. Craig Bryant and Paul Whiting are doing the demonstration. All three are excellent coaches and all former international players.


Craig Bryant

Blade: JOOLA TPE Fight
FH rubber: JOOLA Rhyzm Tech
BH rubber: JOOLA Rhyzm Tech

Stephen Gertsen

Blade: Tibhar VS Unlimited
FH rubber: Tibhar Evolution MX-D
BH rubber: Tibhar Evolution MX-D

Paul Whiting

Blade: Tibhar Drinkhall Powerspin Carbon
FH rubber: Tibhar Evolution MX-P 
BH rubber: Tibhar Evolution MX-S 

More information:

Craig Bryant: https://www.topedgetabletennis.co.uk/
Stephen Gertsen: http://www.stephengertsen.co.uk/
Plymouth Table Tennis Club: https://www.facebook.com/joolaplymouthttc/

Thank you to Bribar Table Tennis for supporting this video and the training camp.

Posted on 16/03/2022