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By Larry Hodges | Feb. 10, 2014, 9 a.m. (ET)

Liu Jia

Liu Jia (AUT) at the 2014 DHS Europe Cup

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Whole Body Shots

Many players stroke with too much arm, with little body rotation. This greatly limits the power they can generate. It also creates inconsistency in a fast rally as the stroke comes under stress to keep up the pace with just arm movement. Watch how the top players (and even the intermediate ones) generate force by rotating their body into their shots, especially on the forehand side. Then spend as much time as needed shadow practicing these shots until you too can do it. (Shadow practicing means practicing the stroke away from the table, without a ball.)

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