In this case when receiving with the Chiquita,
a player moves quickly to the forehand side to stroke in front of his body,
raising the elbow and making a backswing twisting the wrist to the maximum.
Pay attention to the distance between the body and the ball.
Lin Gaoyuan makes the backswing while keeping an adequate distance
away from the ball (photo B), this makes it possible for the racket to rotate
without being blocked by his body.
One of the reasons why a player cannot stroke powerfully in receiving
the Chiquita is the distance from the ball; the racket movement is restricted
if the distance is too close.
Pay attention not only to the movement sideways
but also the “balanced position” when executing the Chiquita
against the ball coming short to the forehand.
The preparation is the point to note, being an adequate
distance from the ball so that the racket movement is fully possible.
The fact to learn from Lin Gaoyuan’s backswing is that he keeps good balance
while leaning a little to his forehand side.
He bends his left knee on which he puts his weight.