Forehand Smash: How To Master This Table Tennis TechniqueBy Peter C
One of the most commonly used strokes in table tennis is the forehand smash, but what is it really all about?
Most tennis players always try to finish off the point with a forehand smash during a match. It is not as easy as it appears on paper because it requires mastery and an excellent technique to execute it well.
A forehand smash is well carried out when the incoming ball gains a more significant bounce. You should make sure you use state-of-the-art paddle rubber in order to create a better shot.
A greater bounce will enable you to drive the ball downward with full speed by swinging the paddle at shoulder height.
Steps to increase execution of a forehand smash
Backswing: Involves rotating your body to the side. A perfect backswing creates a dependable and thorough foundation for your forehand to excel in a match.
Ready to Strike: Adjust to the ideal paddle-ball connection. Make sure that you are already in a great position to strike, and then rotate your body with a forward movement while you put the body weight on the front foot.
Follow-Through: This is when you properly guide the ball and bring it out to the full potential needed. Players must be leaning forward while hitting a forehand smash in order to get the best results.
Best Practice to Improve Your Forehand Smash
- Do not hit too hard.
- Fix the wrist.
- Improve Footwork.
- Timing is important!