smash consistency

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 11 years ago

gian crispino

gian crispino Asked 11 years ago

hi there

im a very agresive looper. when i loop alot of times i got a chance of high ball to smash. i can only smash it for 2-4 consecutive times only and after that it always goes out 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 11 years ago

Hi Gian,

Think about your feet with the smash.  I find that most errors with the smash occur because of players ot getting into a good position.  Use the time the ball is in the air to get yourself side on to the table and then have your bat up and ready for the stroke. Watch the lesson on the Forehand Smash for some more help.

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Curtis Lewis

Curtis Lewis Posted 11 years ago

Is your opponent lobbing the smashes back?  And if so, are they putting topspin on the lob?  Most lobbers use this as a way to force the smasher away from the table and to make the smash harder to perform.  If this is the case, try smashing to the opponent's backhand side while changing your angles to compensate for the incoming topspin. 

gian crispino

gian crispino Posted 11 years ago

thx 4 the comment curtis, but my opponent just blocks the ball and it goes high for smashing(deadball). I always do the things alois told in the video of how to smash. i think the problem is my smashing cosistency . how can i improve this? salamat po.

Curtis Lewis

Curtis Lewis Posted 11 years ago

Ah, I see.  Yeah, good tips would be to make sure your feet are set properly as the PingSkills coaches advise.  Are you making sure that you smash directly through the ball?  What I mean is that your stroke should be moving in a path parallel to the floor.  If the ball is even higher than that, say...around shoulder or higher, trying coming a bit down on the ball.  And of course, with lots of trial and error / experience, your consistency will improve, and you'll be smashing your opponent into submission.  lol.  good luck!

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