Counterhits vs. Loops

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 10 years ago

Horace He

Horace He Asked 10 years ago

I'm somewhat confused about the differences between counterhits and loops. Is the counterhit just a loop with less topspin? I've watched your videos on both counterhits and loops, and I'm somewhat confused.

Finally, given that you have a reliable loop, is there any reason to hit a counterhit if you can hit a loop?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Horace,

You are right, the topspin or loop is just a counterhit with more topspin, starting a lower and brushing the ball more.

Having these strokes similar will make switching between them easier and will make it easier to adapt during a rally.

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Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

Once a player has developed a reliable loop, it is used far more than the counterhit.

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