BH looping

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

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AK 47

AK 47 Asked 4 weeks ago

Hi, coach!

I noticed that I win many points with FH looping. With BH I can do only weak topspins. I tried BH looping in trainings: I just tried to hit harder, swing harder faster and tried to brush more.  But in 2-3 trainings I felt that this is not right training because it didn't give results. And I noticed that only few pro players do BH looping. How to train BH looping right?

For example, famous BH loopers are: Kalinikos Kreanga, Aleksandar Karakasevic. 

Recently I noticed that Darko Jorgic, Jacub Dyjas are good BH loopers. Zhang Jike was also good backhand looper.

My question was how to learn BH looping like Kalinikos Kreanga and Aleksandar Karakasevic.

Also, in training sections I almost always train BH topspin. Trying to increase the feeling of BH topspin. But they don't help to learn BH loop. Maybe first I need to learn flat BH loop? any suggestions?

Best wishes, Ardak


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 weeks ago

Hi Ardak,

I think you are on the right track with your training.  The Backhand loop is a stroke that a lot of the higher level players use in a match.  Thos players that you have mentioned have exceptional Backhands and they all play them very freely with a fast and fluent swing.

Start by experimenting on what is possible with the swing and speed of the ball.  It will take a lot more than a few training sessions to get this right.

Allow yourself a lot of time to make mistakes.  The principles of allowing a free swing and brushing the ball on contact are good to start with.  Take a look again at the tutorial on the Backhand Topspin Off Backspin to ensure you have the principles of the stroke right as well.

 


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AK 47

AK 47 Posted 3 weeks ago

Thank you, coach! 


AK 47

AK 47 Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi, coach! 

I noticed that when I do BH topspin, the finish position is not high. I do more horizontal BH strokes,  more forward strokes.  Is it the main problem?  

Best wishes, Ardak


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 3 weeks ago

If you finish higher with a brushing contact there will be more safety in the stroke. 


AK 47

AK 47 Posted 3 weeks ago

From the video Backhand Topspin Off Backspin, I noticed that I need to do the stroke with confidence, without fear, relaxed. I noticed that, I was doing BH loops with fear. I was stopping action in the middle of the stroke. I understand  that I need to let hands go. Am I in a right track? Yesterday in a weekly tournament I practiced BH loop.  In this tournament, I ususally took 8-12 place among 20 players. But yesterday among 20 players I took 3rd place!


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 3 weeks ago

Yes swinging freely is ideal. Well done on your 3rd place. 


AK 47

AK 47 Posted 3 weeks ago

Thank you, coach!

 



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