Long ball near the end of the table

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 9 years ago

Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Asked 9 years ago

Hi PingSkills, i want to ask about topspin below the table i ever watched hit the ball below the table video and you tell to make topspin to lift the ball up but what i want to ask is, is it better to topspin below the table and wait the ball come down below the table?

I do this because the ball is long but not too far so it land down near the end of the table so i can't make a normal topspin stroke as the start position is backward and when i try to swing the ball has drop down so i think about the video that i say and try it but sometimes the ball go up high or out so i make the swing a little slower but sometimes it goes to the net just wanted to ask what should i do with that ball to make it go to the opponent side with consistency please for the answer thank you very much.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Frendy,

You don't need to wait till the ball drops.  If you can hit it from higher that is better.  You just need to adjust the angle of your bat and swing to get the ball on the table consistently.

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Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Posted 9 years ago

The problem is forehand topspin start position is to have the bat backward and swing to forward but the ball is not long out of the table so i can't swing from that position the ball bounce for the first time then fall down near the end of the table so if i pull backward for the start position, the ball has to go down and also i can't swing from there...

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Take another look at the lesson on hitting the ball below the level of the table.  This will show it to you.

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