Which topspin to play when

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 8 years ago

Michael Wittig

Michael Wittig Asked 8 years ago

Hi Alois/Jeff,

I was just on a training camp and learned to play early, mid and late forehand topspins against under- and topspin balls. I did quite well there but I guess I still need more training for perfection. Apart from that I forgot to ask when to play which kind of topspin. Can you clarify this for me? 



Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Michael,

You can utilise each of these different timings as a variation.  In general if you are in a good position, it is good to play the ball early as you will give your opponent less time.  However, some players like the ball coming fast to them so then it is good to play the ball al little later and make them wait for the ball.

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Michael Wittig

Michael Wittig Posted 8 years ago

Uh, that is tricky. From now on i have so much more to focus on. Thank you for the answer laughing

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