You may recall the advanced technique “Behind the Back and Pivoting“? It helps you return balls approaching you at shoulder level, off to your racket-side. “Under the Leg” helps you returning those balls that approach you high and descend behind you. This move comes in handy, if you don’t have the time to take up position for a high forehand. Just like “Behind the Back and Pivoting” it is a pivotal move, allowing you to stay in place for quick (re)acting.
You may have wondered what exactly a Supervision is, who meets and what are they doing? Actually the answer is quite simple:
all TBBA trainers, from Assistant Trainers to Instructors, meet once a year for two days
during those two days, they refresh their skills and learn new ones as well
they exchange on all disciplines: Freestyle, Multiplay, Form. etc.
most important of all: they have a lot of fun and in the process even extend their license 😉
While still in the middle of the current training week (more details here) Taiji am Neuhof is already planning its next Meeting of Regulars. As allways, All players, trainers and everybody interested is welcome to join us.
Are you interested in learning BailongBall, want to enjoy the experience and would like to be coached by professionals? Taiji Bailong Ball Association e.V., the official representative of BailongBall in Europe, offers workshops covering the entire spectrum of this sport, theory and practice.
You may recall the advanced technique “Behind the Shoulder”? It helps you return balls approaching you at shoulder level, off to your racket-side. “Behind the head” takes care of the other side, your backhand. This comes in handy for example, if you don’t have the time to take up position for a low backhand. Just like “behind the shoulder” it is a pivotal move, allowing you to stay in place for quick (re)acting.
“Energetic Playing” – that is how the author experiences BailongBall. In her recently published book “Spirale des Glücks” (Spiral of Happiness), she dedicates an entire section to this sport, explaining how BailongBall helps to bring body and soul in motion.
For balls approaching high and to your right and perhaps a little too short for a high forehand return (that is if you are right handed – high to your left if you are left handed), you may want to try a variant to surprise your partner. It not only adds the factor of surprise to your game but also adds flexibility to your coverage of the court. Whereas a high forehand return requires you to move towards a shorter ball, this move allows you to maintain your position on the court.
As every year, BailongBall players and members of the Taiji BailongBall Association (TBBA) meet for a Workshop and Supervision. For two days, all BailongBall disciplines are taught, practiced and played. Players will be joining from many countries, to include France, Germany, Portugal, Russia, etc. Workshop and Supervision are led by Olga Ardesheva, from Russia. The […]