How to “Boomerang” Flick in table tennis | Learn from Zhang Jike


Welcome back to the channel of coach EmRatThich. You may know “banana flick”
or “chiquita flick” in table tennis. Have you heard “boomerang flick”? If not yet,
today, you will see this special flick from Zhang Jike. “Boomerang flick” is not new. It’s used by many French players like Adrien
Mattenet, and Tristan Flore. Japanese players also using this type of flick
a lot. Now, with the
new ball in table tennis, it’s even more easier to play this flick. Miu Hirano also used this flick successfully
in Asian Championship. She used “Boomerang flick” to return the ball
aggressively. And now you can see, coach Liu Guoliang and
coach Xiao Zhan are trying to add this “new weapon” for Zhang Jike. With the traditional banana flick, this is
another way to return the short ball. Table tennis techniques evolve during time. Do you remember your first time
you saw the “banana flick” introduced by European player? Now just try this technique. May be, it will become the standard one in
table tennis? Coach Liu said: Flick to this side (left side). Banana flick to attack the ball to the left
corner, and at the last moment change to “boomerang flick” to attack to
the right corner. So smart! Liu Guoliang wants Zhang Jike to learn this
“boomerang flick” and use it as the variation of the traditional banana flick. This “boomerang flick” can surprise the
opponent because the ball goes to the opposite side. “Surprise is the key”. “Sudden contact at the highest bouncing position”. Liu Guoliang asked Zhang Jike to do the same
gesture between the “banana flick” and the “boomerang flick”. If you want to know “How to do the banana
flick in table tennis”, look above! Now, they ask Zhou Qihao to join the table. Zhang Jike is trying this new weapon. This is the variation for the “banana flick”. The tatics is to suddenly change the
direction of the ball with the same gesture. You can see that, this tactics is quite effective. The ball is rather fast, so if you don’t
concentrate enough you will be catched out and loose the point. This is the first attempt of Zhang Jike to
this technique. He didn’t master it yet. But practice makes perfect. It’s not bad for you to try this new technique. Hope one day, we will see this “amazing boomerang”
at the international match. See you! EmRatThich.

16 thoughts on “How to “Boomerang” Flick in table tennis | Learn from Zhang Jike

  1. Xu Xin also use similar tactic when he is pushed to difficult situation far from the table at his backhand side.

  2. This stroke is used by long pimle players for many years. So its nothing new. New is, that its used by top players with normal rubbers

  3. Helo coach ERT, can you make clip about bh technique of fan zhendong. How is diffirent with zhang jike'bh? Tks so much

  4. old ppl with junk rubbers have been using this shot for yrs. they probably started working on it after pistej made it highly effective

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