How to improve BH looping

Table Tennis Match Strategy

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AK 47

AK 47 Asked 5 days ago

Hi, coach!

One opponent has a big FH stroke. So, I try to send the ball to his BH. He can't do BH loop, also I. We go into weak BH tospin rally. He returns from mid-far distance. I stand close to the table. His BH topspins are consistent and they are not strong but fast enough. That topspins look defensive. We were rallying very long. I tried to vary spin and speed. Sometimes just blocked close to the table, sometimes tried to add more topspin, sometimes did fast flat punches. But he managed to return all of them, I think because he stands far from the table. If I send the ball to his FH then he plays strong FH loop. Previously I won him many times, he was standing close to the table and he was playing offensively, now he is changing his playing style. He was saying that being defender is effective. During the rallies I tried to move and do FH topspin but failed many times, because the ball comes fast enough. I need to recover from my stroke, move and get ready to FH tops in a very little amount of time which is impossible for me now.  What can I do differently and What is the ideal tactic? Is changing to FH topspin ideal tactic?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 days ago

Hi Ardak,

i would think more about variation of spin and placement to his backhand. If he is standing further away a slower topspin can often be useful. Also vary placement slightly in the  backhand area even more to the middle area but still getting them to play backhand. 

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AK 47

AK 47 Posted 5 days ago

Next time I will use this strategy! Thank you, coch! 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 4 days ago

No problems.

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