Backhand Loop Length

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 9 years ago

Aaron Black

Aaron Black Asked 9 years ago

Hi Pingskills 

Firstly great site

1. When performing backhand loop against block im struggling for power and length im trying to get more spin and speed so the ball hits of the bat and return with decent length its really frustrating.

what can i do?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Aaron,

Sometimes it isn't a matter of focusing on technique but more on the outcome.  If you are wanting the ball to go to a certain position, put a target on the table where you want the ball to land.  In this case you would put it close to the end line.

Then watch the ball for speed.  Then see how fast you can hit it while maintaining correct stroke technique.

Technically it is about the speed of your racket coming through.  The faster your bat hits the ball the faster the ball will go.

Thanks for your kind words about the site.

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Aaron Black

Aaron Black Posted 9 years ago

ill upload a video and you can get a more accurate depication.


ker Gordon

ker Gordon Posted 9 years ago

hi i also have a question about the backhand.

Why is it i can generate so much topspin  off a push but am unable to generate a lot of topspin  against a block(flat slow ball)

any tips 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Hi Ker,

Try brushing over the top of the ball more.  

Also against a backspin ball the ball is already rotating in that direction so when you topspin it the ball can rotate faster in that same direction, therefore giving it more topspin.

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