Keeping the ball low with forehand topspin

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 10 years ago

Evan Warner

Evan Warner Asked 10 years ago

I've been having the same problem for a while. Everyone says that when you follow through a forhand top-spin, your racket should come upward to about eye level. Whenever I try this the ball ends up going extreamly high and off the table. Can you help me?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Evan,

To adjust the height of the ball all you need to do now is to alter the angle of your bat.  Turn your bat forward if the ball is going too high.

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Oliver Posted 10 years ago

Is high necessarily a bad thing? It means you can get the ball on the table from a low starting height doesn't it?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

Hi Oliver,

A higher topspin can be effective.  It is a good variation and some players don't like the higher topspin as much as a faster.

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