Hitting a loop back

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 1 month ago

Ryan Bhattacharya

Ryan Bhattacharya Asked 1 month ago

How should I hit a loop back when I have pushed long and the opponent looped it towards me. I tried to keep myself low and return with a controlled topspin. But on my backhand the ball seems to bounce a lot high on my return and reaches deep, which is then smashed easily. Sometimes it touches the edge of my racquet. Any help?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 month ago

Hi Ryan,

This is called a counterspin or counterloop.

There are a few options to play this shot.  You can firstly block the ball, secondly punch the ball or thirdly counterspin.

Since they already have a lot of topspin on the ball you don't need to lift at all.  Really think about coming forward on the stroke and brushing over the top of the ball.

Take a look at the tutorial on how to Counter a Slow Spinny Topspin.

 


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