Have you been wondering how to flick or flip?
I’m Alois Rosario from PingSkills.com and we are going to show you have to do the stroke
today. The basics of the flick are to make sure that your hitting the ball in a forward
motion. You bat starts quite flat and comes forward.
With the flick you have to make sure that the contact is nice and flat. That’s to generate
some pace. If you topspin the ball you’re not going to generate much pace and the flicks
going to be quite slow. So think about making sure your hitting the ball right at the top
of that bounce so you can hit the flat. It’s almost like a smash, it’s like a mini smash
from here just smashing the ball onto the table. When you are playing the flick the starting angle of your bat depends on the amount of backspin or topspin that the opponent has given you. If the other person has put a lot of
backspin on the ball you need to start with your bat quite open with the forehand side
facing up. If they put some top spin or sidespin on the ball you can start to come over
the ball with your bat. So with the back spin open your bat up and
come forward with side spin and topspin you can have your bat flat or over the ball a
little bit to come over the ball and hit the ball down and onto the table. Your movement for the flick is to move in closer to the table. The way to do this is to put your right foot under the table. That will get you closer to the ball to make
your flick. The flick is often used as a return of serve
off a short serve. So if they serve with some side spin or top spin that’s your cue that
you can flick. You can also flick off backspin serve but
remember that you need to get the angle of your bat quite open so that you can get the
ball over the net.