Backhand hit using long pimples

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 4 months ago

John Pagett

John Pagett Asked 5 months ago

Hi guys 

Thanks for all your advise and help I play with long pimples on my backhand I like to stay close to the table and look to attack with both forehand and backhand do you have any advise on being more consistent with long pimples i find the hit off long pimples is a terrific shot just needs to be more consistent

Many regards


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 months ago

Hi John,

This shot is easiest off a backspin ball as the backspin converts to topspin off the pimples and therefore makes the stroke easier to control.  You can do it off a topspin ball but because it then goes back with backspin you need more accuracy.

Take a look at the tutorial in our Advanced Long Pimples on Long Pimple Attack Against Backspin for some more help with this.


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D K Posted 4 months ago

If you intend to HIT with LONG pips,maybe you should be careful about WHAT longpips do you use.
Some pips are very good for hitting,others are terrible.
Also,if you are a hitter,why in the first place are you using longpips at all?
May I ask about your exact rubber?

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