How to Do a Table Tennis Forehand Loop | Ping Pong

How to Do a Table Tennis Forehand Loop | Ping Pong

my name is tal Lewis and I'm here at spin New York I'm a professional table tennis player who's been competing internationally since 1995 I'm here today to speak to you about the intermediate and beginner aspects of the Olympic sport of table tennis I'm now going to demonstrate the forehand loop what's really important is in table tennis we have three types of balls that we loop against three to four really one is when the person gives us really heavy on their spins when they give us heavy under spin we need to use our legs our hips and our arm and our forearm in our wrists so we basically get all the power in the loop from our legs it's really important to know in table tennis when we use the forehand loop all the power comes from the legs the hips the forearm and the wrist so everything gets transferred together we're trying to use a lot of the legs the hips and the forearm and we're trying to transfer it into our hand so that we get enough speed so that we can spin the ball the forehand loop is a very important stroke in table tennis it's used so that we can part a lot of topspin on the ball for two reasons one so we can cause the opponent to block the ball outside of the table and the other is so that we can loop the ball away away from the opponent like really fast and that's why the forehand loop is a it's a stroke used which got developed in the late 1980s when they introduced the speed group to the sport of table tennis now what happens here is again we need to pass the racket through the ball very quickly and we also need to know what part of the ball to hit if somebody gives us a heavy under spin ball like this where it has a lot of chop on it we'd hit under the ball so that we can make it if they give us topspin like this we need to be able to try to hit the top of the ball so that's really important with the forehand loop and transferring the weight we transfer the weight from one leg to the other leg and this is the forehand stroke

32 Replies to “How to Do a Table Tennis Forehand Loop | Ping Pong”

  1. we cant say his technique bad or worst. Its his style. its good to have own style of playing. the fact that he have been playing in expert championship shows that his technique is correct, but different. and i belive that he is better than most of us here that gave negative comment. he won medals and made videos while you guys still searching for "how to loop" on youtube. so funny.

  2. Also My forehand loop is not very correct but the concepts are correct.  I have osteocondroma in both knees, ankles back and playing arm.  That limits my movement quite a bit and causes my elbow to go up during contact.  Also as I mentioned I have limited movement in my hips so instead of turning my waist I have to use excessive back swing.
    I just looked at the video.  The stroke I am explaining is completely correct.  Weight must get transferred from legs to hips to playing arm. Good luck.  Thanks again for all the comments.

  3. Thank you all for your comments.  Let's see where to start:  I have limited mobility in my hips so I have to take a longer back swing with my forehand which is not correct.  That is when I am attacking.  When blocking I take no back swing.  
    Your forearm can lead the stroke when hitting the ball.  You also need to use your fingers when you contact the ball.  Hard to explain on here about the fingers.  
    When you are dealing with an under spin ball, you need to touch the bottom of the ball with your racket.  There is a how cast video here that talks about hitting different parts of the ball.  Good luck.

  4. Guys I am new to table tennis and there is something i don't understand about what he said. At 1:45 when he is explaining what to do when someone gives you heavy under-spin, how exactly are you supposed to hit under the ball with your forearm? Typically everytime someone gives my heavy underhand the ball is so low and drops so quickly that I can't imagine being able to hit the bottom of the ball with the loop technique he is describing here.

  5. remember asian players and european players have different looping styles because the chinese value speed, efficiency (most spin/power without losing too recovery time or balance). whereas the european players tend to value heavy-powered shots. this results in different forms. different forms may also result from different physiques (height, body mass, length of arm/legs) however the main concept is the same..

  6. Howcast pls stop him… It all wrong… No players must follow him.. His Looping technic is all over the place and face.. Not enough time to bring arm back for defence… Dont kill the students… Howcast pls filter or we wont subscribe your site.. Urgghhh

  7. A lot of people saying he is doing a lot of things wrong ,,i think its ok not to do it all correctly , who is making the rules for what is right and what is wrong.
    If he is doing it all wrong why do he have so many medals ???

  8. To all wouldbe TT players.
    This person is doing the FH loop entirely incorreclty.
    His body position is WRONG.
    His execution is WRONG.
    His follow through is WRONG.
    He is clumsy.

  9. @leejunfang97 He competes in Paralympics. He has a disability. He has been representing the U.S. in international table tennis competitions since 1995 and has been competing in the Paralympic Games since 1996. Although Leibovitz did not medal in Beijing, has won medals in virtually every Paralympic table tennis category in which he has competed and has won nine gold medals at the Parapan American Games since 2003. I know his style is not pretty but he will beat you.

  10. this is so wrong – especially in the post-contact phase – his arm is all over the place – painful to watch – sorry, mate, but it's got to be said.

  11. Tahl is talking about beginner and intermediate aspects of table tennis, not an advanced forearm stroke. Though there is no real right way to perform a forearm stroke as euro and asian forearm strokes are different.

  12. Some useful tips to keep in mind but note the stroke demonstrated seems to deviate from the orthodox stroke in that the finish is across the body and not in a salute position.

  13. I'm Sorry But Your Technique is all wrong. Now I'm not saying I'm better, but your stroke isn't consistent at all nor' does it show the fundamentals of the forehand loop. Type in Brian Pace Forehand Loop and watch that video. Notice the consistency and REAL weight transfer from your left leg to your right (for righties)

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