Over the Table Loop and Loop Kill

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 9 years ago

Timothy Woo

Timothy Woo Asked 9 years ago

Hi PingSkills,

I was wondering how you could execute an over the table loop (ie. attacking medium long serves with average bounce) and how to do a loop kill when an opportunity arises from a high ball?



Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb Answered 9 years ago

Hi Timothy,

If the second bounce of the ball is going to be on the table, it is very difficult to perform and over the table loop. If you want to be aggressive on this type of ball you are better off using a Forehand Flick.

If the ball goes very high then you should try a Forehand Smash rather than a loop. If you simply want to play the loop faster, then the key is to get your bat moving faster. You can do this by using your legs, your waist, your shoulders and your arm. Each of these in unison can get the bat moving faster which will let you hit the ball faster.

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mat huang

mat huang Posted 9 years ago

We should very classify what is a high ball. Because some people call shoulder or chest or head high. Generally high is shoulder to head

rithvik pasumarty

rithvik pasumarty Posted 9 years ago

I also find that wrist movement makes your stroke a lot faster

Paul Yuan

Paul Yuan Posted 9 years ago

Can I use a wrist brush over the ball for a short ball (most for no spin or topspin ball) because flat attack is easy to be blocked?

Paul Yuan

Paul Yuan Posted 9 years ago

I mean backhand brush with wrist inside table.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Yes you can do that.  It will give the ball some extra speed and also make the stroke safer because of the topspin on it.

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