Table tennis forehand drive
A forehand drive in table tennis is an offensive stroke that is used to force errors and to set up attacking positions. A successful shot should land close to your opponent's baseline or sideline.
- As the ball is returned, stand in position on the balls of your feet, with knees slightly flexed.
- Face sideways with your shoulder pointing towards the target.
- Body weight should be on the back foot.
- When ready to strike the ball, point your free arm towards the ball.
- At impact, rotate your body quickly to face forwards.
- Aim to hit the ball at its highest point.
- Transfer body weight from back to front foot.
- Follow through with the bat pointing towards the intended target.
- Return back to ready position for the next shot.