(This means the modern penholder has the same options as the shakehands player.) Here is the backhand loop (animated):
(The numbered animated gif is taken from the second clip at the end of this blog entry.)
- Frames 1-3: Setup
Observe weight is on my left foot (see foot flex).
In the course of the stroke, the weight will shift from over the left foot to the right. Swing begins close to the body (from the stomach/belly).
The contact point (at frame 3) will be in front of the body.
- Frames 4-5: Followthrough.
Notice arm finishes forward and to the right. The torso has also turned to being square to the table.
- Frames 6-10: Recovery
Not only does the arm come back, but the weight on the feet also shifts back.
- Frame 11: Setup for next ball
Notice how the weight is back on the left foot again.