Attacking a heavy forehand chop

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 9 years ago


VINAY RAJ Asked 9 years ago

I am playing against a very good player. He has got good forehand topspin & smash. His backhand return is also good. When I drop a shot close to the net, he returns with a heavy backspin. I try to topspin it, but end up with the ball rolling on my half of the table.

How can I topspin it properly?



Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Vinay,

First take a look at our lesson on the Forehand Topspin Off Backspin. If the ball has a lot of backspin then make the stroke even more vertical.  It is possible, just keep trying it.  You will get there.

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Rahul Kumar

Rahul Kumar Posted 9 years ago

Well Alois he is talking about the backspin which is very close to the net. Its easy to topspin a backspin ball which is close to end of the table or far from the table, as we get lots of space to make the stroke vertical. But what we can do when its just close to the net with lots of backspin? 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

The best thing is to push the ball when it is close to the net.

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