Backspin flick

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 5 years ago

prince gegante

prince gegante Asked 7 years ago

Hi coach how to flick a heavy backspin service is it right to put a top spin of just hit it flat.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Prince,

Against a really heavy backspin it is best to put a little topspin on the flick and slow it down as well.  You can try hitting it faster but you have you be exact to be able to get it on the table.

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Ilia Minkin

Ilia Minkin Posted 5 years ago

Is it true even for a very short serve? I recently learned backhand topspin flick, and I find it extremely useful against half-long backspin serves. However, very tight and short serves are awkward to spin out. So should I keep trying to spin them, or rolling back to a flat flick on very shot serve is better? 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

Keep trying the topspin on the flick.

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