Heavy backspin

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 4 years ago

Josh Su

Josh Su Asked 4 years ago

Hi Alois, 

How do I return a really heavy backspin shot that sits up close to the net not like a drop but in the middle of the table.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 4 years ago

Hi Josh,

You still have to allow for the backspin even if it sits up.  You can push it back or you can try to attack it if is is high enough.  The higher one can be tricky because it lures you into trying to hit it hard.  Always allow for the backspin by opening the angle of your bat whether you are pushing, flicking or topspinning this ball.

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Shivam Srivastava

Shivam Srivastava Posted 4 years ago

Hello, i am a beginner in tt and find ur website really helpful. Specially the structure of the coirse and the way you are preparing the videos. I play at times in office at bengaluru but loose a lot. I dont have shots to play and ultimately ends up in loosing the match. Do you people also have some club or classes in bengaluru ? 




Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 4 years ago

Hi Shivam,

Great to hear you are benefiting from the site.

Wet don't have a club but look around.  Others may know of a club in your area.

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