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    Posted: 02/13/2020 at 4:19pm
Has it happened often? How serious was it?

The first time I can recall it happening was several years ago when I clocked myself in the forehead during the follow-thru of a forehand loop. And just the other day a different variation occurred while I was playing a chopper. He was getting the better of me and I kept looping it into the net and so I was becoming frustrated. In the later games I started really exaggerating the upward motion to make sure I was getting enough lift to clear the net and on one particular shot I might've lowered my head at some point during the follow-thru and so I smacked my right temple pretty hard. I'm using a heavy all-wood blade and it rocked me enough to where I nearly fell over and was dazed for a moment.

What have been your experiences?


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Originally posted by FinalFight FinalFight wrote:

Has it happened often? How serious was it?

The first time I can recall it happening was several years ago when I clocked myself in the forehead during the follow-thru of a forehand loop. And just the other day a different variation occurred while I was playing a chopper. He was getting the better of me and I kept looping it into the net and so I was becoming frustrated. In the later games I started really exaggerating the upward motion to make sure I was getting enough lift to clear the net and on one particular shot I might've lowered my head at some point during the follow-thru and so I smacked my right temple pretty hard and I'm using a heavy all-wood blade so it rocked me enough to where I nearly fell over and was dazed for a moment.

What have been your experiences?

It's very common.  I know a guy whose student required 6 stitches


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It's very common.  I know a guy who's student required 6 stitches
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When coaches teach the salute, that's where they get us, it's gonna happen. I don't think one can call themselves a table tennis player if it never happened to them, is there a cyclist who never fell of their bike?
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Originally posted by stiltt stiltt wrote:

When coaches teach the salute, that's where they get us, it's gonna happen. I don't think one can call themselves a table tennis player if it never happened to them, is there a cyclist who never fell of their bike?

I never had it happen to me LOL 
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It probably happens once a year, on average, with my fh stroke. Never been a serious smack, just an "ouch!" with no damage.
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Could have been a result of hitting the blade on my forehead or cheekbone or that of hitting the edge of the table ... on a number of occasions. on those occasions when my face was hit either by the face of the blade or the handle, I did feel the pain; as were when the blade hit the table.
But I would never know for sure whether it was the result of hitting my face or hitting the table; my 10mm 1ply hinoki C pen split into halves.

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3 times if I remember correctly.

Nothing serious except one, where small part of my forehead was swollen there were little blood.
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More times than I care to admit...
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oh gosh .. countless times, over 30 odd years, since I've been playing .. Mostly while counter top-spinning or driving, as I was taught that the stroke should end above the temple .. 
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Never hit myself in the head... but I did wack my knee a good time or two when learning the forehand chop. 
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Originally posted by obesechopper obesechopper wrote:

Never hit myself in the head... but I did wack my knee a good time or two when learning the forehand chop. 
Yeah, as a chopper it happens to me when using forehand chop. It's very painful.
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Once when I played with a pro and really wanted to impress him with my fh, I hit and cut open my eyebrow. Ugly story, lots of blood, swollen and almost closed eye....... finally the doctor had to glue my eyebrow back. The funniest thing was that the blue spot moved through my face all the way down to my neck  gradually disappearing. I must say that my own case was the worst I've seen in my tt-history
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Only once and it hurt!  I was a kid and I still remember it.

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Happens from time to time, every few months i guess. Had worse accidents hitting table with my fingers while looping
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Happened a few time. Also hit my knee a couple of times with the racket handle. But the most frequent thing I get is hitting my elbow against the table when forehand pushing. Always annoying, since it keeps on bleeding for minutes.
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I have done it a number of times. Probably average one "good" one a year. Can't you tell from my posts?
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My stroke doesn't lend itself to hitting my head, no real elbow snap. I have, however, hit the back of my non-racket hand with the bottom of my racket a few times on smashes that get a bit inside my swing. Usually just a bruise, but sometimes bleeding. It happens infrequently enough that I never quite figured out how to correct it.
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Where is Mark for this discussion? Actually, where are his posts lately at all?
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I've had it happen twice I think. I've also hit me knee a few times with my racket handle.

The worst for me is hitting my hand on the table looping half long balls. I think it has only happened like 3 times in 6 years but I still have a small scar on my left thumb from one about a month ago.
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Originally posted by hleett hleett wrote:

It's very common.  I know a guy who's student required 6 stitches
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Originally posted by benfb benfb wrote:

Where is Mark for this discussion? Actually, where are his posts lately at all?

He is too busy kayaking and beating me at the club. Beat me 3-0 last night, but it really wasn't that close. I hope to be a little more competitive today,
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Originally posted by mickd mickd wrote:

The worst for me is hitting my hand on the table looping half long balls. I think it has only happened like 3 times in 6 years but I still have a small scar on my left thumb from one about a month ago.
I actually have a problem where I can't see depth perception (my eyes don't coordinate), so I can't tell how far away the table edge or ball is when looking at them head on.  As a result, I hit the back of my fingers or the back of my hand on a regular basis (a couple of times a month).

It get worse if I'm tired and this week was a new record for me: I was so far off in my judgment that I hit the back of the middle of my forearm!

On the other hand, I've never hit either my head or my knee.  Those wouldn't be vision problems.
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Yes haha, I have both hit my forehead going up and my knee going down before.
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Originally posted by Kolev Kolev wrote:

Once when I played with a pro and really wanted to impress him with my fh, I hit and cut open my eyebrow. Ugly story, lots of blood, swollen and almost closed eye....... finally the doctor had to glue my eyebrow back. The funniest thing was that the blue spot moved through my face all the way down to my neck  gradually disappearing. I must say that my own case was the worst I've seen in my tt-history
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