Work of legs before the second topspin

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 8 years ago

Christian ,

Christian , Asked 8 years ago

Hello Alois and Jeff,

If i do a topspin off backspin, my legs are low at the starting position. And then i often have to do a smash or a topspin of a block, and at this point, i would like to know how is the right position of my legs just before to do the second stroke. Do i have to stand up or not, and if yes, when ? (before or during the stroke).

My opponents often say that if they can return the first topspin, they don't have problem anymore. That means that the fifth ball (for me) is not good enough, and this is probably due to a bad moving to a right starting position.

Could you tell or show me how the legs have to move between this two strokes ?

Thank you in advance and for all you do. This is wonderful.



Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Christian,

Try to keep your legs and body down and stable after the first topspin and through your second stroke.

This is a common problem that I see in a lot of players.  Keeping the leg position is crucial.

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mat huang

mat huang Posted 8 years ago

Three things you have to change... I think

1) Starting position of arm in topspin vs block is higher

2)More forward momentum

3) Stand back a little away from the table because you wont have the big swing

Hope it helps...

Christian ,

Christian , Posted 8 years ago

Thank you for your answers. 

I have a small doubt because my cauch tell me that i'm too low before the second stroke. I have to brush the top of the ball and to do that i'd to be   stand up. 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

You can still brush the top by being in a bent position and you will be stable there as well.

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