In this lesson we are going to show you the Forehand Block. Hi, I’m Alois Rosario from PingSkills. There are a few basics we need to go through with the forehand block. First is with your feet. Because you’re blocking, the ball tends
to come quite fast so you need to be in a very square on position because you’re not sure which side the ball is going to come to. So for blocking have your feet square to the
table. The next thing is your starting position with your bat. Make sure it’s up nice and
high and flat. From there you have lots of options as to the stroke that you can play.
With the forehand block it’s nice and flat and straight and from there the stroke is
just like a small counterhit. So we are going from here out and forward. Out and forward.
Depending on the amount of spin on the ball it will determine the angle of your bat. If
there’s a lot of spin on the ball you might need to turn your bat a little bit more forward
or if there’s less spin you can turn your bat back a little bit. When you’re blocking it is really important to be stable. If your head is moving around it makes it very difficult to track the ball when the ball is moving fast to be able to block it. It is important to keep that head as still as you possibly can. That way you can track
the ball a little bit better and your block becomes a little bit more effective.