Flipping like Fan Zhendong — Powerful Backhand Banana — TOMORROW TABLE TENNIS


Now that we’ve mentioned some forehand techniques In this video, I’ll show you how to do backhand a BANANA FLIP~~ Why I’m talking like that?.-. This shot is an over-the-table mini version of backhand loop It could be spiny, or it could be like a loop drive For those people who like topspin to topspin rallies, this shot would fit them very well because you have the initiative first and then you can start doing your backhand forehand top to topspin Some great examples are Fan Zhendong, Ovtcharov,Zhang Jike, Wang Hao, etc. Again, I’ll starting by talking about footwork It’s again two steps (if you haven’t seen my last video I did on the short push) They have the same steps So first step I return to my ready position,then I do a side shuffle to get into position and do the shot In fact, you can have three situations, in this video, I’ll focus on this point and this point For this point, you need to step in your left
foot and then do a flip This position is easier, and that is very far If you anticipate your opponent to serve to that side, then you return to your ready position Then, you need a big step, you side shuffle over here and sometimes you need to adjust even more in order to get into position, and your waist rotated to have power So two steps, you step in and get really close to the ball and that’s the same as your forehand push It gives you a good feeling and consistency of the ball So once you’re in the [right] position, thefirst step of your stroke is to stick out your elbow like this Some people just put it here, you won’t have enough space [As] you stick out your elbow, rotate your wrist inward and also your forearm Your elbow has to be in front and your arm,this has to be behind This whole thing works like a spring and you’re compressing it to the furthest point Once you release the spring, power also releases So remember in this shot, your elbow is not the pivot If you wanna say a pivot point, then I would
say somewhere in the middle of your forearm Then, at this point, you’re drawing back your elbow At the same time, this part will move forward,like a seesaw Then, at the same time, you should add force
and use your wrist Use your wrist as much as possible, it’s already
here and then use this part You have the advantage of this part; for a
penholder, it’s easier because your wrist is freer Once you’re at this point, then you need to hold your grip: you need to stop instantly Don’t evernevereverneverever go beyond this point No.. too big.. just stop right here..X4 So the key to this ball is brushing, especially when the coming ball has backspin on it You need to brush it quite thinly in order to have it over the net If you hit it too flat, it’s gonna go down the net..So you need this arc/brushing Another important point I want to add on is that you have to find position You have to find the position where the coming ball is on your left side because if you’re retracting your wrist like this, you can’t aim the ball here [in front],you’ll miss the ball So aim it somewhere here [on your left], and when you go forward, that’s gonna hit the ball So again, like forehand flick, you need to use your waist and legs And still you’re not moving it that much, but you can still see this tightening of your belly and body So if the ball is on this side, then you can’t
just face the ball like this because if you move your waist, the ball’s
going to that side So you have to then rotate your waist to your
left, start here and rotate your waist that way Or you point your left [hip].. rotate forward Not only do you have to judge placement of
the coming ball, you also have to determine the spin It’s very important to adjust your stroke all the time For example, if the coming ball has heavy backspin, then you probably need to keep your racket more vertical, like this Your direction of force should be upward first
then brush forward That also works when you’re flipping down
the line since it has a shorter distance So you need to brush upward for it to go over the net And conversely, if you’re dealing with side topspins You can just keep your racket raletively flat, then move forward That’s similar to flipping across the court or here.. since it’s longer and further to the net, then you can just go forward Now if you’re comfortable & consistent in this practice, you can add sidespin and even backspin to the ball By tilting your racket certain angles.. so this is topspin.. If you tilt it this way and contact the ball
on the side, then you have sidespin Even better, if you’re a penhold, then you
can actually come under the ball to create backspin Also, you can use sidespin when you’re returning super heavy backspin because it’s harder to actually contact the center [of the ball] Trying to go on the side helps you
reduce some of that pressure [~balls flying~] Finally, you have to always keep in mind that this is only for when they’re serving short,then you can take the initiative But when the ball is long, you can just use your backhand/forehand loop There’s not enough (as much) power when you just banana flip a ball Also, when the ball is high near the net, you can just go flick it, you don’t need all this work

71 thoughts on “Flipping like Fan Zhendong — Powerful Backhand Banana — TOMORROW TABLE TENNIS

  1. I'm new to table tennis,I'm just learning it,your videos are very helpful, can you teach us the forehand smash when the ball comes very low…please

  2. Thank you so much. It is so clear and up to the point. Well done. When I wanna flip it down the line.. should I use the same technique that I would use to flip a heavy backspin ball? i.e. the racket is more vertical and comes first upwards and then forward?

  3. Hey Coach i have a doubt, will u pls correct it?
    Sir, Forehand is played outside the body line. (I m righty, so I have to hit the ball from the right-outside, extending the right hand)
    Should I play Backhands the same way, extending the hand to left-outside, or it has to be played within the body line?
    Thanks in advance!

  4. Very good explanation, I like very much what you do !
    I have a question, how do you do this banana flick in match ? I can do it in training but in match I can't do it often.
    Some advice ?
    Thanks for your videos.

  5. i appreciate your videos , they are the best. would you possibly please do a video on how to attack and defend against an opponent with long or short pimple. i am really having a hard time with such players. thank you .

  6. That was a good video .I have seen nearly similar videos on banana flip and also top players executing banana flip in slow motion, But in real game we  face some challenges like 1)we don't get the amount of power you were able to generate 2)If we open using banana flip ,opening is weak and we get  attacked  3) If I am ready for banana flip and opponent serves long serve then I miss.  4) Do not know what to do if returns of banana flick come on back hand. I mean I try to do motion similar to banana flick and fails in second or third time during back hand to back hand rally.Please reply as I am seriously stuck at this problem.

  7. Hello! thanks for the videos. the best coaching channel for technical aspect I've ever found) Just one question/suggestion: all modern techniques require brushing. Can you please explain how to develop/improve brushing please. some exercises maybe or movements. Thanks a lot!

  8. Very good tutorial video. I just want to know more about the contact point to do this banana flick. Should i contact the ball at the middle of racquet or near to edge of racquet?? Thanks.

  9. The best explanation of this shot I've ever seen and I've seen a lot of videos covering this shot. It's my favourite return and it will now get better after watching this. Thanks for your help.

  10. Some people (including me) they slightly move their thumb when doin backhand (using thumb power). Is it correct? Or is it should be the same grip when we do forehand?

  11. You always have very good instruction. I know this most likely will not fit your style, but would you consider a video of defensive play? Tips, techniques, strategy, etc. There is so little information on defensive play, and esp. on being a Modern defender. It would be very helpful Thank you.

  12. So, the power is mainly generated by the wrist plus the spring effect. Is that correct? You don't shift your weight from one leg to another to make your waist to turn in this case?

  13. A very thorough and caring demo plus detail/to-the-point explanation. Exposing a lot of high level techniques and inspiring future aspects on tomorrow's table tennis. Love this meaningful term as well. Much appreciated. Waiting for more demo's and ideas from you.

  14. Thanks to your videos, my TT skills have improved a lot. I keep watching them again and again. Every time I watch them I learn deeper about TT skills. Love your work!

  15. one more thing I'd like to add that helped me get better at it is not rotating back your wrist in advance. Just wait for the ball to come to you then in one go rotate back and forward. Helps with the power in the shot. Its just like reverse pendulum serve. If you keep you wrist rotated and wait for the ball to drop you won't be able to put a lot of spin. But if you keep your wrist relaxed and wait for the ball to drop and the in one go rotate the wrist back and forward your serve will be a lot spinny.

  16. Wow, your explain is best than orther clip on internet. I did some method but fail until watch your clip. Big like ; )))

  17. at 2:20 the thumb is way above the racket handle on the rubber. Is this necessary for all backhand strokes? @Tomorrow Table Tennis [Non-profit]

  18. at 4:06 you mention to stop your movement at that point, is there a reason why we dont want to continue with the follow through further?

  19. I have seen a lot of online coaching, but nobody is showing the way you are explaining. You are the best coach. Thank you for doing it.

  20. Hi, thanks for all the tutorials, it will help me improve a lot; what equipment are you using? tenergy 05 on the backside, and what else?

  21. thx for ur good explanation of banana flick.Can u do a video for forehand and backhand chop? ( i can't add heavy backspin on it ) including how to add heavy backspin , bat angle, stance, footwork, wrist move, body position

  22. People can anticipate the ball, but sometimes they can't. If I am ready in the short forehand side to backhand flick, and then the opponent serves to the backhand short, how do I recover in time, and do I have to play a safer shot?

  23. I try it out today with 50% successful rate and I know why the other 50% fails. I do not fully cock my elbow which is supposed to be facing the opponent side. Also, I do not lean my upper body towards the table even though I have the correct footwork. If I do not make those two mistakes, it perfectly works.

  24. Really the most coImprehensive guide on flick. Wish I found this video a year ago, it would save me time on trial and error.

  25. Hi, I wanna ask, based on your experienced, is it easier to do banana flick (on the table ball) with a head heavy blade or with not head heavy blade ?

  26. Thank you Sir. I did not know about stopping the shot and not following all the way through. I will def. try this out tomorrow and see if I have better luck.

  27. Great video ,and even better explanation , but i have a question , how close to the body should the ball be before we start the elbow/wrist motion? everything else i got ,thank you ,looking forward your next videos

  28. Impact point is on top of bounce for every incoming spin or you suggest different moment? Before top of bounce or after ?

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