Topspin timing

Table Tennis Match Strategy

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D K Asked 1 week ago

Greetings Team,

I was informed by one teammate that my topspin is taken too late and with too big swing. But when I take it earlier,I can no longer swing upwards. I would like to know what is your opinion on this?

How should it look in your opinion?
My target is to have massive spinny topspin,dozens of topspin in a row,against active block. But I do not want superfast topspin,I mean,how to ... basically,how to fire slow spinny loops against a fast blocking game?
It seems like when I do the first loop,the block comes fast and I barely have the chance to return the bat at the table level,not talking about the backswing.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 week ago

Hi Dan,

I think it sounds like the slower topspin suits your game better.  If you are being defensive on the backhand side and attacking on the forehand then any variation is suitable.  If you have the opportunity to hit the ball for a winner then increase the speed and take it earlier.  If you are moving in and looking to make a variation ball then the slower topspin can be very effective against an attacker that isn't looking for the attacking ball.

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D K Posted 1 week ago

This is the strategic part. But I mean about the technique.
Coaches here keep telling me that my stroke is too big and too late. But when I shorten the stroke and take it earlier,I cannot produce spin as I cannot lift the ball (it always goes off if I lift :( )

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 1 week ago

Taking it earlier will make it difficult to make a Slower topspin.


D K Posted 1 week ago

Yea,that is what I think too,but others tell me that it is too late,so Iw anted to know your opinion :/

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