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Lesson Two
 Stroke Introduction

Novice players, when training, should consider the primary aims of the exercise, which are to play with:

To gain control of the ball, the player should start with a short stroke against a slow ball, playing the ball at the peak of the bounce or when the ball bounces higher than the height of the net. Striking the ball over the table or when it is about to pass the end line of the table, and not waiting for the ball to pass the end line considerably before striking the ball. The player should think of guiding the ball rather than hitting it hard. All exercises should be played from right to right of the table for playing forehand drive and from left to the left side of the table for playing backhand drive.
Factors Affecting Strokes:

  1. Form
  2. Stance
  3. Speed
  4. Spin
  5. Timing
  6. Table Position
  7. Type of Stroke

Forehand Slow Drive:
The player should consider the following points:

Until the next time
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