Tip of the Day - Go All The Way When Stepping Around the Backhand Corner

By Larry Hodges | Oct. 11, 2013, 9 a.m. (ET)

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Go All The Way When Stepping Around the Backhand Corner

Larry Hodges

Many players step around their backhand corner to play their forehand. However, many players don’t go all the way around, either because they don’t have time or because they aren’t in the habit of doing so. What you want to do is to go so far around that your weight will be moving toward the table. Players who don’t go all the way around end up with their weight going off to the side (to the left for right-handers).

There are two reasons for this. First, with your weight going toward the table and the direction of your shot you get more power. Second, you will finish closer to the table. If your weight is going off to the side, you will be way out of position for the next shot.

To get all the way around, make sure your right foor (for right-handers) goes all the way around, and rotate your body all the way around so that you can step toward the table with your left.

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