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Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 12 years ago

anegondi nateri

anegondi nateri Asked 12 years ago

1..what is brushing action towards the ball

2...how to improve consistency towards forehand top spin against backspin. i have been returning 5-6 times for every 10 backspin serves

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 12 years ago

Hi Anegondi,

The brushing action is when you just skim over the ball with your bat.  If yo imagine a wheel and you are trying to turn the wheel by hitting it lightly with your bat, this is a brushing action.

The best way to improve forehand topspin against backspin is to get someone to feed you with multiball a lot of backspin balls.  Get a bag of balls, about 30 to 50 and get your training partner to stand and just feed them to you one at a time over the net with some backspin. When you have made that stroke with topspin he will feed the next one. This will give you a lot of practice against this type of ball.

Make sure your stroke is correct.  Watch the lesson on Forehand Loop Off Backspin to get the basics correct. 

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