Forehand Counterhit Lesson | Table Tennis | PingSkills

Forehand Counterhit Lesson | Table Tennis | PingSkills

I’m Alois Rosario and I’m Jeff Plumb and we’re
from PingSkills and today we’re going to teach you how to play the forehand counterhit. Let’s have
a look at the forehand counterhit now. You’ll notice that Jeff’s starting position is always
down beside him with his bat facing towards where he wants the ball to go. From there he comes forward, he hits the ball and then he finishes up near his right eyebrow each time. So there’s three critical factors that you need to consider when you’re learning
the forehand counterhit. The first one is your feet position, the second is your start
position and the third is your finish position. So your feet need to be square on or slightly
side on to the table. Your start position needs to be at hip height next to you with
the whole face of the bat facing towards where you want the ball to go. This is really important
to develop a good counterhit stroke. The third thing is to make sure when you hit the ball
that you come up and finish near your right eyebrow. So three factors for a great forehand counterhit. Feet position, start position, finish position. After years
of practice Jeff’s forehand counterhit is really always the same. You’ll notice that it
always starts in the same position and finishes in the same position. To play the ball faster all Jeff needs to now is to speed up the stroke, get the bat going faster from the start to the finish. And if he wants to play it slower he moves his bat through slower. By having this basic stroke you’ll be able to play the ball at any speed that you want to. There are a couple of things that I often see players do when they are learning the
forehand counterhit, one common error is that they swing too low. The second error is that
they swing across the middle line of their body so if you imagine a line right down
the middle of your body your bat doesn’t need to go past that middle line at any stage when
you are playing the forehand so it can finish here. It might even be able to finish
here but definitely you don’t want to finish right across there because then you’ve got
to come all the way back to your ready position. So think about a mid line and don’t go past
it. Now you’ve learnt the forehand counterhit go to learn the backhand counterhit and a whole lot of other strokes.

Comments (48)

  1. how to reply to a power shot

  2. Is this also called a drive?

  3. Thank you now i can play forehanded.

  4. Is this the same as forehand topspin? 

  5. I think I make a ball spin when I do this. How do I fix ti? thanks

  6. My Mom bought me a butterfly TBC 501 , Is that any good ? newbie here..

  7. whats the music of the ending?

  8. when do i need to the counterhit ? 

  9. I seem to have trouble using my forehand. I keep using my backhand for every hit and when I do use my forehand, it normally goes wrong.

  10. Thank you very much….
    I really appreciate your efforts…

  11. Hello PingSkills, I usually have the problem that one day my forehand counterhit is perfect, and the next day I will always fail and not even able to have 4 consistent counterhits or hit it too high ALWAYS, I've been having this problem since a week , I always try to be relaxed when I start to play. Please help me :/

  12. Does the counter-hit has a flat contact, or more of a brushing contact?

  13. Guys am going to buy a new bat am goint to buy timo boll spirit do you recommend T05 or T05 fx .. what will match the blade more ??

  14. always i hit the ball by" vertical brushing contact"i need to Forget it? help me

  15. hi, first i wanted to say thank you so much i it's was very helpful for me ^^
    i wanted to ask if i need to do some specific movement with my wrist at the begining of the movement?

  16. im trying the forehand counterhit but i cant play it well can you tell me how to improve it ?
    i learned the backhand counterhit from our videos and i can play it pretty good !

  17. Hi Alois and Jeff…I am confused. Is the forehand counterhit kind of similar to a forehand topsin?

  18. sir is there any difference between forehand counter and forehand drive

  19. how to win from a player that gives topspins at base line of the table please tell

  20. Thanks a lot sir…
    I am only 14 yrs old but i learn forehand counter well without going any stadium…

    +Thanks for the vidieo sir…..

  21. I notice the Jeff hits from his shoulder. The angle made by his forearm and upper arm seem pretty constant.

  22. So we are supposed to hit the ball on its rise ?

  23. Hi Alois and Jeff… Love your videos and tips… A small suggestion, hope you don't mind. Please add short clip in the end of videos saying" Please like, subscribe and share the video". I think this can grab larger people attention. Thanks

  24. hey..ty for posting such useful videos..can you please post a video of some drills or exercises i can do to master this stroke..i've been struggling to play this shot cuz i've been playing it all wrong till now

  25. does I need to change my bat angle?

  26. Hey Alois and Jeff, i am a huge fan of your work, your instructions are clear and straight forward, you're helping me a ton, one question tho, i was practicing the forehand and backhand counterhits today, i nailed my backhands but when i tried to do any forehands i just felt trapped with my feet, it just didn't feel natural, what could i be doing with my feet.. i do backhands and the moment i switch to forehands something just doesn't feel right, i think my feet are straight forward and i am only rotating my upper body, could that be the issue? Thanks.

  27. what is the point of contact on the racket, is it right at the center or a little bit below the center closer towards the edge of the racket, where is it exactly because i find it difficult to control especially when i see u guys hitting as if no matter how hard you hit the ball it will always land on the table on the other hand i keep thinking of the racket angle, power, point of contact and which is why a lot of time is wasted on just thinking all this thing to make sure ball lands on the other side of the table. Please clearify my doubt if possible!!

  28. Hello Alois and Jeff
    Is the forehand counterhit same as the forehand drive?
    If yes, why is it that when I am watching a professional game they do warm-up drills to feel the ball and what they do seems like a forehand counterhit but doesn't seem like they are really completing the footwork
    Thank you for helping the table tennis community

  29. hi there, i have this tendency to hit the ball at its right side because of which all my forehand shots generate top spin sidespin but the problem is i cannot hit the ball down the line or in any other direction except diagonally. And the way i hold my bat, the hand position is like it will always contact the side of the ball and not its face. How can i improve on this as its predictable everytime my forhand shots land at same place.

  30. Really good video I subscribed

  31. Hi Alois and Jeff .. I need your help .Could u pls explain more about the footwork .Thanks

  32. These are Olympic-level lessons. You guys really are the best!

  33. sir how to do a backhand chop in top pin

  34. dai pesia koluvingala panninga parathasi poda I

  35. He might be hitting net every time who knws

  36. hello sir.. plz..tell me for a perfect backhand

  37. I don't understand why all these videos try to teach you you're footing when you're obviously learning a technique that uses a shit load of top spin. Yes footing is important but this isn't a video about the very basics, it's a video about forehand drives.

  38. Help ive been playing table tennis for 3 months and still cant hit the ball with forehand

  39. Sir i play forehand counterhit very good but when the ball bounces on my forehand counter to such a position that it bounces 2 times on my counter i.e., on a flick position and when it is going mostly parallel to net i.e., most upto 30 or 60° when considering the crossover point as 90° at this point when i take my hand closer to the ball my positions change i.e., finish position…Plz help !

  40. Is bending wrist wrong when counter hitting the ball??

  41. So like a loop with less stroke length and torso movement?

  42. What's the difference between
    Forehand counterhit and forehand drive ?

  43. #ask Should I use combinitions of rubbers on both side like donic coppa and donic sonex or both sides same like donic coppa and donic coppa??

  44. Fuck fuck guck ping pong skills

  45. the stroke they are doing is not a counter hit, it is a topspin drive. The counterhit is basically flat with a small amount of topspin.

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