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Backhand Block Approach by Ricardo Walther

(Intro and Free Translation by Steve Hopkins)

This video was initially posted final week by Deutscher Tischtennis-Bund on their YouTube channel.  The featured participant is Ricardo Walther and the video explains correct approach for a backhand block.  As it’s in German, please see the fast translation beneath:

(Set 1):  Physique weight is on each forefeet | Barely open to parallel foot place | Higher physique secure and barely bent ahead

(Set 2): Elbow is fastened level | Hit tip factors barely upwards | Return hits to the peak of the web in entrance of the physique | Simple closing of the paddle | Construct the impression stress level over the thumb

(Set 3): Paddle and forearm transfer ahead on one stage | On the level the place the ball is struck, press your thumb on the rubber and drive the ball | Hit the ball in entrance of the physique with a barely closed bat and rise as you meet the ball

(Set 4): The stroke ends with a barely bent arm above the ball pointing within the route of the stroke | The paddle goes ahead in direction of the web | Elbow stays secure on the aspect and in entrance of the physique

Ricardo Walther makes use of the a Butterfly ALC Blade with Dignics 09c on the forehand and Tenergy 05 on the backhand.

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