More SPEED and SPIN using proper weight transfer (Secrets from the Bundesliga)


I think what is quite
important and which enables you to go faster on the ball is transfer of weight.
It means your hip has to work and you have to transfer the weight
permanently from right to the left leg depending if you play forehand or backhand.
For example if I permanently transfer the weight I keep my shoulder always on the
same level and after forehand I’m ready to react on the backhand.
If I play forehand like this and I don’t transfer the weight I’m not reacting so
fast on the ball in my backhand But if I transfer the weight and after each
movement I come more or less in the middle, then I’m fast enough to
react on the balls wherever they are. For the backhand you can transfer the
weight better if you are playing a swing with the backhand. Then you have
to transfer a bit. But when you are on the table you don’t have so much time for the opening then you play just with underarm in front of you
because there is a time issue. But if you are staying here and from the forehand you
get the ball in the backhand it’s very important that you transfer weight again
because you’re coming again in the position then you can react on the both
sides. What is unbelievable important is that your weight is on your toes not on your heels. If you
are sitting on your heels, your ass is dragging you down and this is like
an anchor to you. You have to be permanently on the toes, so that you can react on each
side. Each time when you transfer the weight
and you put your weight in the ball you are getting extra quality without using
extra power because this is classic physics. You put your weight in the ball. The ball is getting stronger, plus what is for me actually very important, you
are following with the upper body the ball and you are controlling much better
the placement. This is for the balls down the line – parallel balls – very
important because this is a shorter way. And if you play parallel without using
your weight and upper body, many times you will face the problem that balls are
going out of the table. But if you transfer the weight and follow the ball
with your upper body you can control path of the ball much better and
easier. And you will make much less mistakes. channel if you haven’t already done so
and I’ll see you soon bye bye

29 thoughts on “More SPEED and SPIN using proper weight transfer (Secrets from the Bundesliga)

  1. This video is great and a lot of beginners will try this and say “it feels like I don’t have enough time for the swing now” that’s bc you’re doing what I had problems with. Not preparing quick enough. Weight transfer is quite smooth and fluid as long as you’re reading the ball’s placement from your opponent’s racket. Bigger backswing, stay relaxed.

  2. Great video…. I am between the stage of beginner and intermediate….. I am using a professional racket named carlton r4 vapour trail…..but recently I bought a new joola carbon blade with yasaka rubber on it…… I am a offencive player with very less defences moves to be played so please advice me to use one of them (with the positives and negatives about the racket)…. It can be also related to weight as my joola is a bit heavy than the carlton r4 vapour trail………. Sorry I am getting you in a big differentiation as one of the rackets is of your company but I hope you give me the correct choice……. I hope you will answer my question as soon as possible. Thank you!

  3. Funny timing. I was in Grünwettersbach last weekend with their training course and the best tip they gave me was the same as in this video.

  4. Great video, thanks Tom! To make sure we stayed in our toes, my first coach used to make very small bags of rocks he would put on our shoes, so everytime we left like balancing backwards, we painfully remembered it 😀

  5. Personally I think this video is lacking a bit. It's a good start as a tip, but feet placement is just as important as getting the weight off your heels. A few exercises to gain the feeling of light nimble footwork would help a bunch as well. This is basically the foundation of the whole ability to transfer your weight. There is so much more to adres, like in the YouTube video Greg Letts about Footwork foundation from years back.

  6. I tested this technique in yesterday's training. The weight transfer and the hip rotation give my strokes so much speed and spin that my opponent has problems to return them. Amazing! Many thanks!

  7. Hey Tom, I tell it to you straight forward: Your forehand topspins sucks;) There are positive things to say here too , but I will not:P You have hardly any hip rotation and when you look at the video it's quite hard to do it as flat footed as you are. Get to move on the balls of your feet to at least free your hip for rotation. If you were to try rotate your hip as flatfooted as you are it would be terrible for your ankles, knees and miniscus. You could also straighten your arm a bid more, allmost straight , bend your wrist back before contacting the ball(but be in that position with wrist and arm as you seem to be all the time). But I guess in theory you know all that allready:)

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