Developing touch on loops

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 1 month ago

Craig Goodwin

Craig Goodwin Asked 1 month ago


I am still relatively new to table tennis, but I have gotten to a point where I can loop quite decently.

However, I have trouble with looping if I’m not looping hard with a nice set up ball. So when I’m slightly out of position and can’t really get my legs involved, I have a hard time looping accurately. I tend to swing through the ball and flat out miss the table instead.

Any advice for developing touch in general/On looping?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 month ago

Hi Craig,

I think this is just a next stage of development of your stroke.  Now that you can do the stroke when you are in a good position start to practice the stroke when the ball is out of the "hitting zone".  Allow yourself to adapt your stroke to allow for the changes.  It may be a subtle change of arm position or sight leaning of the body. See what works for you but try to get away from the ideal of playing the perfect stroke, especially in this situation.

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