The term stroke mechanics we mean the movements of the human body and bat.

You have already heard this statement: Simple mechanics are better and more efficient.

Coaches often justify this statement with this: the easier, shorter and more compact movement is better for players in terms of time. When these coaches comment mechanics of the professional players they said: They're doing less movements than other players and their swings are very simple. These coaches are working with students during the lesson to restriction of the movements majority of the time.

But is this the right way to improve? If professional players would make a few simple moves in their swings, sports like table tennis would be taught during some weeks or perhaps a months. They would learn one of the few moves of professional players every day, and they should have identical swing like them.

But this approach doesn't work and reality confirmed by high-speed video footage shows that these professional players perform dozens of moves in their swings, organized in very short sequences that the human eye can't see. The resulting swing looks very simple with the human eye, but these very talented individuals need to practice them for several years of intensive daily workouts.

We use clearly defined anatomical terminology for this analysis. Whether you refer this term to a physician or a physiotherapist, he knows exactly what is the movement. As a result of this part of the analysis, the player knows exactly what to do. Unlike when a coach gives to the student simplified instructions that can be understood in several ways.

Backswing – Forehand Analysis


First Forward Move – Forehand Analysis

First Forward Move

5 frames before Contact Point – Forehand Analysis

5 frames before Contact Point

Contact Point – Forehand Analysis

Contact Point

Follow-Through – Forehand Analysis