improving backhand topspin

Table Tennis Training and Drills

Last updated 10 years ago

tom foster

tom foster Asked 10 years ago

hi alois and jeff

my forehand topspin is really strong during training and matches, it is my main strength. However, my backhand is so bad compared to my forehand, I cant topspin or counter topspin during a game without losing the point, only drive and block. I can barely hit ten clean topspins in a row without missing.

How can I make my backhand topspin as strong and consistent as my forehand? 

I know your gonna say just practice, but could you tell me what drills and excersise i should do ?

 thank you :)


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Tom,

You are certainly right, I am going to say practice because that is the answer.  Theer is no simple way.

As far as drills, it doesn't really matter, so long as you are hitting a lot of backhands consistently.  I would start with just hitting the backhand consistently on the table.  Get the consistency up so that you are able to hit 50 ball confidently.

Try doing the 2 Backhand footwork drill or 2 backhands, one forehand drill or even just the backhand, forehand footwork drill.

Sorry, but practice, practice and more practice. Good luck with it.

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