The backhand flick is an offensive stroke like the forehand flick, used against serves or short balls like the drop shot or a push played from the backhand side.
The starting position for playing the backhand flick is the same ready stance previously described. As the opponent executes a short serve to the player's backhand, the player keeps his left foot to the ground as he moves the right leg to the right towards the ball. At the same time he brings his right hand in front of his chest but the wrist is bent and the elbow is at the same height as the racket. At the moment of the stroke execution, the body weight falls forward and on the right leg. As in the case with the forehand flick, the racket contacts the top of the ball when the ball reaches its summit after it bounces and at an angle appropriate for the spin on the ball. The upward movement is done with the wrist, and the elbow is used as a pivot point. As with the forehand flick, direction of the ball from the backhand flick can change even at the last moment if the angle formed by the wrist and the forearm changes.
Source: Table Tennis: From A to Z e-book
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