HOW TO POSITION YOUR PADDLE

Let’s take a look at the 3 different racket angles.


OPEN ANGLE

An OPEN angle is when the striking surface is angled upwards – this will cause the ball to go up.


NEUTRAL ANGLE

A NEUTRAL angle is when the racquet is held in the vertical position. It’s also the position your paddle should be in when you’re waiting for your opponent to hit the ball. This angle will cause the ball to go straight.


CLOSED ANGLE

A CLOSED angle is generally the angle most used for the basic stroke. It’s an angle used to produce topspin on the ball. This angle will cause the ball to go down. Warning: make sure you master the other two as this one can take some practice.


OK now that you know the three racket angles and got a good grip, let’s focus on your stance and footwork. (Disclaimer, loud 80’s outfits coming in hot!)