Hello viewers, I’m Hwang. It’s been a while since I’ve taken a video alone. This is my first video after moving my club. So I prepared a bit more carefully to prepare this video. So I hope you guys enjoy it until the end of this video. Today’s lesson will cover why the racket shakes during the swing. Why does your racket shake? Many people have experienced unstable racket in technique such as topspin or smashing. Sometimes it feels like the racket is out of hand. Have you ever experienced? If you’re experiencing this, you can’t hit the ball exactly as you want it to cause you to lose confidence. This makes you passive in the game, which leads to more and more misses. So let me explain how to fix this problem. First of all I’ll show you the racket unstable. For example, when you do a forehand topspin against a backspin ball. Look closely at my wrist when I swing. When I hit the ball, you’ll find my wrist moving unnecessarily. This is caused by holding the racket while giving strength to the hand at the moment of hitting the ball. Especially when smashing happens a lot. Why does the racket become so unstable? We often learn to relax your body when playing table tennis. Of course, it’s a good idea to relax your back or shoulders in preparation. Nevertheless, you should not relax your hands holding your racket. If you do not apply a certain amount of force to the hand holding the racket, the racket will be unstable. In this situation, when the situation comes to attack, the hand will hold the racket in this way. That’s why if you relax and momentarily hold your racket, your racket will become unstable. The same is true for a forehand topspin. The racket moves unnecessarily like this. So how do we solve this problem? Table Tennis is not a sport that uses only the wrist. Of course, in tricks like flick, how you use your wrist is important, but not when you’re doing forehand topspin or smashing. If you are not an experienced person, use your elbows and forearms rather than your wrist. The reason is that if you use your wrist a lot, other actions cannot be completed properly. If you hit the ball using only your wrist, it is difficult to perform the weight shift perfectly. That’s why you should swing your elbows and lower arms rather than your wrists. Also, grab your racket and give it a strength of 1 if your maximum grip is 10. Hold the racket at the appropriate strength and shake the racket this way. When you shake your arm, apply enough force to hold the racket still. And when you hit the ball, it’s better to swing with your elbows and lower arms, not your wrist. I’ll show you a demonstration. Unlike before, you’ll see a stable and powerful swing. If you use your wrist like this, your swing will be unstable. Let’s swing again using my elbow and lower arm. It feels like you’re dragging the ball with a racket while transferring enough power to the ball. The same is true when smashing. Since the racket is stable, you can give the ball a lot of power in this way. This time, let’s use power momentarily. You can see the swing becomes unstable because the racket is shaking. So if you aren’t confident in forehand topspin or smashing, and you think you have a lot of misses or low success, try this. Check how you hold your racket and don’t move your wrist unnecessarily. This will increase your attack success rate and improve your skill completion. So I recommend checking these points once. Hold the racket with the appropriate force to prevent the racket from moving unnecessarily. Ideally, hold your racket at about 10 percent of your maximum grip. Instead of using your wrist, swing with your entire arm. Another problem arises when you switch between forehand and backhand. For example, when the ball comes to the foreside during your backhand stroke. It’s a bit of an exaggeration, but many people aren’t able to hold the racket properly when switching from backhand to forehand in this way. Unintentionally shaking the racket means that you are not ready to hit the ball. Let me give you some tips to compensate for this. Recently, amateurs have a lot of interest in switching grips depending on the situation. Many people practice grip switching for a more efficient hit. However, when holding a racket with a backhand grip and switching to a forehand grip, the racket is often not properly held. This will cause the racket to become unstable, causing the racket to sway unintentionally when you swing. That’s why I do not recommend switching these grips when I teach beginners and intermediate learners. In addition, the grip method biased on either side is not recommended. I teach students to hold the racket with a neutral grip until they can control the racket properly. Until they can use the correct technique without having to switch grips. This way you can prevent the racket from moving unnecessarily when you swing. By not switching the grips, you can use table tennis techniques more reliably. When switching from a forehand to a backhand, simply bend your wrist to move the racket. In the opposite case, you can switch to forehand by straightening your wrists. If you refer to this section and practice, it will be good for you. Immature grip shifts cause wrists to move unnecessarily. Hold the racket using the neutral grip until you can use the correct table tennis technique. It’s enough to bend and straighten your wrist when doing a forehand-backhand switching. Let me explain the third cause of the problem. Shakehand users use the service grip to grab a racket when servicing. The problem occurs because the grip changes after servicing. This may result in the racket not being held properly. To solve this problem, you need to know about the timing of the grip switching. I will show you a demonstration. You should switch the grip right after the service and hold the racket properly. Many people attempt to attack without completing a grip switcing after service. You can’t attack properly in this state. So far I’ve explained why rackets move unnecessarily when you swing. Again, if the racket shakes unnecessarily when you try to play a table tennis technique, you won’t be able to do it successfully. If this problem persists, you will lose confidence in play due to low success rates. Also, if your wrists and racket move during this swing, you will not be able to fully impart your power to the ball. Like the demonstration I showed you now. Even attack success rate drops. The most important problem can also adversely affect the sensory areas where you hit or spin the ball. This has a very bad effect on you playing table tennis. There are often questions I hear when I’m teaching. ‘When I’m playing, my racket and wrists are shaking, and I’m afraid to make an attack because of frequent mistakes.’ ‘Therefore, I tend to do both cut rather than attack. Is there a solution?’ Most of these problems are caused by unnecessary movement of your wrist or racket. So, by supplementing it with what I explained, you can solve these problems.