Problems playing topspin against backspin

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

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viren kanani

viren kanani Asked 8 months ago

Whenever i try to topspin the backspin it would rather go out of the table or go in to the net. Help me . As far as i know my movements are slow but how to improve it. And any other measures to be taken care of? pls advise .


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 months ago

Hi Viren,

This can be a difficult stroke to learn.  Increasing speed is a matter of trusting the movement of the stroke and getting your arm to move faster through the stroke.  At first you will have to forget about trying to get the ball on the table and just think about getting the arm to move faster.  Also make sure you are getting a good brushing contact on the ball to get the lift.  Also make sure your rubber has some grip to be able to lift the ball.

Take a look through the tutorial on Forehand Topspin Off Backspin.

 


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viren kanani

viren kanani Posted 5 months ago

first i use to play with a kind of ready made racket and now i have updated my racket . i use to bring the speed using the force from ply but with the use of new racket i am facing problem placing top spin on the table .


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 months ago

It sounds like the bat is good so now focus on the brushing contact. You will need to brush finer than with your previous bat because of the increased speed. 


viren kanani

viren kanani Posted 5 months ago

I have ordered a rubber of tibhar mxp which carbon as well as all wood ply you suggest with it . ? 


viren kanani

viren kanani Posted 5 months ago

Suggest good Carbon ply and all wood ply . 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 months ago

I don’t have any particular suggestions of blades. Others may want to add their thoughts. 


viren kanani

viren kanani Posted 5 months ago

How is butterfly jonyer h fl ? For improving control ?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 months ago

I like those blades for control. 


viren kanani

viren kanani Posted 3 months ago

If i smash a ball and the opponent chops the ball. The ball returns with a height . And i smash it again . My ball goes in to net or out of the table . Wether i should smash it again ?? Or return with a chop. ?? Topspin will be a difficult shot as the return is having a bounce . Or i should try topspin ?? 


viren kanani

viren kanani Posted 3 months ago

And which shot should i play and how should i play it ?? Any instructions or videos ?? 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 3 months ago

Hi Viren,

The best would be to topspin the ball because it will usually have a lot of backspin. You will need to still lift the back even though it is high because the backspin will drag the back into the net.  We do have a tutorial on it for our Premium members Playing against a high backspin ball


viren kanani

viren kanani Posted 3 months ago

Do wall practise helps in improving backhand and what should i do to play good backhand drive and topspin ? 


viren kanani

viren kanani Posted 2 months ago

I am having problems in playing backhand loop and top spin .. they are going in to the net . Any hint that may help me improve in it ?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 2 months ago

Hi Viren,

Wall practice can help if you don't have any other options.  The principles for the backhand topspin are the same as for the forehand.  You need to make sure you are getting the start and finish positions correct and then also getting that brushing contact.  It sounds like you will now have good equipment so that won't be the issue.

If they are often going into the net think about making sure that you are focusing on a higher finish position to lift the ball.


viren kanani

viren kanani Posted 1 month ago

I want to ask on .. how should one hold a blade while playing a topspin in a deep chop. And while playing topspin on a ball on the table . 


viren kanani

viren kanani Posted 1 month ago

I mean how tight . Should be the grip be loose or tightly . In both the case . Deep chop coming outside  the table and chops remaining inside the table .


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 1 month ago

Hi Viren,

In general I like a loose grip which allows you to utilise your wrist and arm through the stroke.  You will find that as soon as you tighten your fingers the rest of your arm and even your shoulder will start to tighten as well.

Often players like to think about tightening the grip a little on impact for a strong shot.  You can try this for your self and see how that feels.  For the push or caps though a relaxed grip will be best.


D K

D K Posted 1 month ago

In my opinion,the grip should be loose,but not too loose-you must not press the bat,but you must apply enough force so that the incoming ball's power does not affect the direction of the bat and also so that you do not release the bat.


viren kanani

viren kanani Posted 1 month ago

I want to ask on .. how should one hold a blade while playing a topspin in a deep chop. And while playing topspin on a ball on the table . 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 1 month ago

In general, a loose grip still applies.


viren kanani

viren kanani Posted 3 weeks ago

I am able to lift and topspin backspin balls but i am not able to place it . Like from forehand ti backhand corner or from backhand to backhand . Any hint which will help me in making that possible ? 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi Viren,

Often this will be due to your grip and then you wrist position.  If you can think about having more of a "Forehand grip" this will help.  That means turning the bat in your hand so that the bat rests more on your thumb than your forefinger.  Then also relax the grip on the bat to allow your fingers to relax which will then also allow your wrist to be flexible.  This relaxation will allow you to open up the wrist to be able to angle the ball to go down tot he backhand corner.


viren kanani

viren kanani Posted 3 weeks ago

https://images.app.goo.gl/nWt1htkJwuKcRHdc6

 

 

is this forehand grip one  backhand grip one should keep. 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi Viren,

Yes the Forehand grip demonstrated there is what I am talking about.  Often players will have it more int eh backhand grip position and from there it is really difficult to place the ball down the line.


viren kanani

viren kanani Posted 3 weeks ago

So forehand grip is what you suggest while playing a top spin . 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 3 weeks ago

A little more towards a forehand than backhand in general play which will allow more wrist flexibility especially when you want to play down the line.


viren kanani

viren kanani Posted 3 weeks ago

Is there any video which will help me to improve my grip or any image to learn how exactly my grip should be ? 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi Viren,

Take a look at this tutorial. The Role of the Fingers in the Shakehand Grip.  I think this will help you.

 



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