A forehand push is a difficult defensive shot that requires the player to strike downwards on the back and underneath the ball to create backspin. When performed correctly, a forehand push is used to change the pace of an exchange or to return the ball in a very low manner.
How do you teach a forehand push in table tennis?
What is a forehand push?
A forehand push is a defensive stroke, where you put backspin on the ball.
This video explains the technique of playing the Forehand Push or Forehand chop stroke in Table Tennis
What is forehand push and backhand push?
The forehand push is similar to the backhand push. The definition is a quick action, over the table, to push the ball short with backspin. Due to the lock of the wrist in the forehand stroke, the forehand push doesn’t have enough spin. In general, you should use the forehand push for the long ball.
Why do you need to use forehand push?
The forehand push is the third basic table tennis stroke to master and it’s probably the most difficult of the four. A push is more of a defensive shot than the drive and the aim is to play down the back and underneath the ball to create some backspin.
What is a backhand push table tennis?
The backhand push is a defensive stroke played with a small amount of backspin. The backhand push is usually played against short and low, backspin or float balls, although beginners that have not developed a loop (or open up shot) can play a push off a longer ball.
When would you use a backhand push in table tennis?
The backhand push is a controlled shot that is mostly used as a service receive technique. Occasionally, it is also used in a rally when an attack is impossible. To be successful, the push has to be low and spinny. Step in with your right foot towards the ball.
How do you perform a backhand push in table tennis?
How to play a backhand push in table tennis
Why backhand push is important?
The main reason you use a backhand push is to make it difficult for your opponent to attack. You are most likely to use this shot when the ball already has backspin on it, either from an opponent’s serve or in the opening stages of a rally.