Heavy vs light racket AND video of wrist action to create spin

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 3 years ago

Andrew Borbas

Andrew Borbas Asked 3 years ago

Hi! How are you today? Can you please explain the advantages/disadvantages of using a heavy vs light table tennis racket?

Do you have slow motion video of the wrist action required to create spin and or specific "brushing" exercises to create spin?  (I have watched many of the videos on your site and do not generate nearly the spin you do).

Thanks and have a great day!


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 years ago

Hi Andrew,

The lighter racket allows more manoeuvrability of the hand and wrist.  This allows you to generate more speed with the wrist and potentially more spin and speed.

The heavier racket can mean more weight behind the stroke and therefore more speed and spin.  It just takes a little longer to get the racket moving.

In the end it is a feel for your self and what feels right for you.

We have a video on the Advanced Forehand Topspin.  Starting at 3:45 we talk about the wrist movement and have video to show you the movement.


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