How to get good spin

Table Tennis Training and Drills

Last updated 11 years ago

zachary caldwell

zachary caldwell Asked 11 years ago

Dear Alois,

I was wondering hwo to get good spin? do you hold it tilted or do you tilt it down? Also I would like to ask  how do you get more control over the ball?


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb Answered 11 years ago

Hi Zachary,

The key to getting a lot of spin, is to brush the ball with a fast contact. The angle of the bat and where you brush the ball depends on what type of spin you are trying to generate. For backspin you can come down the back of the ball or underneath the ball. For topspin you can brush up the back of the ball or over the top of the ball.

To get more control over the ball you simply need to practice a lot. For some great ideas to develop ball control watch our video on practicing alone. Another great way to develop control is to practice your serves. Try generating a lot of different types of spin. To develop control in your shots, try using our consistency chart and record how many of a particular stroke you can do in a row with a practice partner. The challenge of trying to beat your best score should help you to focus on improving your consistency and control.

Try out these suggestions and let me know how you go!


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