Coaching Blog : Spread your fingers !

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Coaching Blog : Spread your fingers !

This is something that’s hard to believe will affect your shot.

Spreading the fingers out on your non-racket hand as you hit the ball helps you control your shot. I’m not totally sure why, but it does!

I remember years ago hearing that Malcolm Willstrop was teaching juniors to do this at Pontefract, and I thought it didn’t really make a difference. I thought some people naturally did it, and some people naturally didn’t, and it didn’t make a difference. After making myself do it about 15 years ago I can say it definitely seems to help with balance, and therefore equals more control on every shot, whether you are hitting to the back or the front.

Check out all these pictures…… basically all professionals do it, and not that many club players do it!