Push or Flick | Table Tennis | PingSkills


Hi! I’m Alois Rosario from PingSkills. Carlo has a dilemma about whether to push or flick on the return of serve. Carlo, here we are talking about strictly a short serve. So short serve is where the ball is going to bounce twice on your side of the table. With the short serve, you have those options of whether to push or to flick so when you choose either. The first thing is how much backspin there is on the ball. If there is a lot of backspin on the ball then a push is probably your safer option. If though there is less backspin or there’s side spin or topspin on the ball then a flick becomes an option as well. You still need to make that decision which one are you going to do you. Also need to think about what type of ball you like coming at you next. If you like a flick and then an open rally where they play at you with topspin then the flick is probably a better option. If so you like to topspin off a backspin ball then a push might be your better option as long as you can keep that push short and force your opponent to push the ball along to you to get that favorite topspin stroke off push. So, Carlo, you can see that the first thing you need to do is look at the type and amount of spin on the ball and then also think about what type of ball that you want coming at you next.

47 thoughts on “Push or Flick | Table Tennis | PingSkills

  1. I've gotten way better watching your vids,nice video 🙂
    Let me do a list at what I've improved on
    1-Learning the rules
    2-Serve
    3-Strokes
    Thanks for all of that.

  2. Nice vid guys, I have always had this question in my mind But now it has been answered. I am an aggressive player and therefore I choose to do the flick. Please tell me if my decision is correct or not. Thanks preemptively.

  3. Your videos have helped me improve so much! I've just started playing 7 months ago and I'm already as good as my experienced players in my school. thank you so much!! keep up amazing work

  4. do you think height is a factor in ability to flick? I am short (5'6) and I find it really difficult to get the feet under the table and then reach the ball, get over it and flick. do you think it is because of my height or some other technical error?

  5. Ok if it is a short serve, and the ball bounces twice on you opponents side when you are serving, does your opponent get a point?

  6. I'm a new subscriber and I have watched your newest and oldest videos.
    And all of them I have learnt a lot (as well as this one!). You guys have a great channel keep
    It up😀👍🏻

  7. Thx a lot, that a terrific topic ! Got a question : even on a good
    backspin serve, is it possible to flick anyway ? (i really prefer
    attacking style game)

  8. ping how do you topspin against back spin. I try to do topspin but it just heads into the net. ;.; By the way do you know Rickey Nguyen?

  9. while putting a faster forehand topspin do i have to relax my wrist as u said we have to relax our wrist while putting an advance forehand topspin

  10. hey thnx for uploading ur videos . i have really learned table tennis bec of u . I m selected for zonals , just bec of u , but pls upload a video of top spin

  11. does it matter if I start training with a 0 star racket and then buy an 5 star racket or instantly buy a 5 star racket?

  12. Sorry if this doesn't have much to do with the video, but what serve would you say is the easiest with a lot of spin. I can't find the right serve and therefore, the receiver always had an aggressive attack after. Any suggestions? Thanks

  13. um, how do you maintain rubbers? are there any differences in maintaning tacky rubbers and grippy rubbers? thanks 🙂

  14. Buenos vídeos, realmente geniales explicaciones, con mucho fundamento. Agradecería traducción a español para comprender mas fácilmente. Saludos

  15. My problem:
    If i push a short serve back, my opponent push it in my backhand side 2-4 times.
    And then it’s difficult to find the first ball to loop the ball..

  16. Hello
    i m also a backhand player
    Bud just training now
    And i need your guide to improve my ping pong training. I have already looked all your videos and by watching the video i`m learning new things
    Thanks for it

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