Forehand Chop off heavy topspin

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 9 years ago

Sasha Savic

Sasha Savic Asked 9 years ago

Hi, Pingskills

There is a guy who has excellent topspin. He is able to bend down so much, that the table and his head are in the same plane. From that position he hits, sometimes not very fast, but very loaded topspin. Now, my problem is the following. That boll has topspin, but it drops very quickly before I even touch it. And when I try to chop it, it goes over the table. How to control that topspin, how to chop that amount of spin in order to keep it low and make him harder to hit again.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Sasha,

You need to chop down vertically on the ball to keep it down on the table because it has so much topspin.  Also soften the grip so that you absorb some of the spin that will take the ball high.

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