Why do professionals like to topspin a chop

Table Tennis Match Strategy

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Anonymous User

Anonymous User Asked 7 years ago

i see players often topspin a chop played by a defender instead of chopping it back..

is there any specific reason...

i too like to play defensive...i have seen many matches of joo se hyuk and koji matsushita(legendry defenders), all their opponents often topspin their defensive chop

but when i play in my society or in the club...all players chops back my chop, i wonder why wont they topspin it....this is becouse im not able to play defensive, they dont play any aggressive shots against my chops....

is there any thing that i can do to make them play aggressively.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Yash,

At the higher level the players are good at making the attack against a backspin.  Perhaps the players you are playing haven't developed this stroke as yet.

The topspin is usually a more effective stroke to play against a defender because most defenders are very consistent at pushing.


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Aasim Showkat

Aasim Showkat Posted 7 years ago

is it important to learn chop stroke or I stuck to my topspin?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

If you have time to learn some chopping then do it.  To start with though learn the topspin as a priority.


D K

D K Posted 5 years ago

Good at pushing?
not my case.....in my case sometimes even the heaviest backspins often pop out of the table

Do you know what can cause it?

And when I encounter a player who is better pusher I usually lose in a pusihng war,unable to force my opponent to play longer balls.

How can I deal with it while unable to flick or loop it?



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