Backhand Topspin

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 10 years ago

Daniel Suen

Daniel Suen Asked 10 years ago

I use xiom omega IV on my backhand with a 7ply wood offensive blade. My backhand loops are okay, but I simply cant do the full backhand topspin stroke is it because of the tension?? It just keeps flying slightly past the opponents table (white line)

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Daniel,

It could be because of tension.  It may be the rubber or equipment is too fast.  Try slowing down the stroke and working at getting more topspin rather than speed on your shot.  This will help the ball to dip more onto the table.

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Daniel Suen

Daniel Suen Posted 10 years ago

Hey Alois, I've realised if I place my index finger slightly upper, which lowers the angle, it works perfectly because it's omega euro


Daniel Suen

Daniel Suen Posted 10 years ago

thanks verry much


Daniel Suen

Daniel Suen Posted 10 years ago

for your advice


rajesh jha

rajesh jha Posted 10 years ago

Hi Coach

most top players play a very short backhand topspin. Like Ma Long does,unless he goes fr a kill shot. Should i develop the BH topspin with a short swing or a full swing.  I have a video in which Kreanga teaches backhand topspin against backspin. He does not use much of a vertical swing.Have a look at the video


wat shud i do?




Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

Hi Rajesh,

The more horizontal swing is good as long as you are generating a lot of speed with your racket.  The more vertical swing is a bit more forgiving and allow for a greater margin for error.  A small swing is Ok for more consistency as well.  If you want to hit the ball fast you will need a big swing. 

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