Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 4 years ago

Murray Saylor

Murray Saylor Asked 4 years ago

What is a counterhit?

What is a push?

‘The top spin is clear to me.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 4 years ago

Hi Murray,

There is no clear line of distinction of when a counterhit becomes a topspin.  However, the counterhit tends to be a shorter stroke and the topspin tends to be longer and as the name suggests generates more topspin on the ball.

We try to teach them as extensions of each other.  The counterhit can easily move into a topspin by lengthening the stroke and brushing the ball more on contact.

The push has some backspin on the ball.

Take a look at these Stroke tutorials: Forehand CounterhitForehand Push and the Forehand Topspin Against Block.




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