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Backhand Push

The backhand push is a defensive stroke using backspin to make it hard for your opponent to attack. Watch this video lesson to learn how to play it.


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YK Wong

YK Wong thought...

on the 06-Jun-2012 01:32:03 PM

Very Helpful!


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills said...

on the 06-Jun-2012 01:43:17 PM

Thanks.


Atanas Atanasov

Atanas Atanasov thought...

on the 21-Jun-2012 09:55:35 PM

What about the short push?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills said...

on the 22-Jun-2012 11:05:40 AM

This is something that we will cover more fully in our videos.  The main thing is that you have soft touch and not too much forward momentum on your stroke.


Atanas Atanasov

Atanas Atanasov thought...

on the 25-Jun-2012 08:34:15 PM

Thank you.


Ryan O

Ryan O thought...

on the 27-Jul-2012 04:14:01 PM

When you are practicing this stroke, are you both pushing back at each other or is the other person counter hitting?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills said...

on the 27-Jul-2012 06:06:07 PM

Hi Ryan,

It is easiest if you are both pushing the ball.  It is difficult to practice the stroke if the other person is counter hitting.


Archel Taneka

Archel Taneka thought...

on the 29-Jul-2012 02:40:01 PM

Hi Alois,
Does push is the same as chop?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills said...

on the 29-Jul-2012 02:43:08 PM

Hi Archel.  A push and chop are both backspin strokes.  The push is usually from close to the table and a chop from further away.


MIRO rovillos

MIRO rovillos thought...

on the 15-Sep-2012 12:47:06 AM

thank you pingSkillS


Jimmy Palmer

Jimmy Palmer thought...

on the 08-Feb-2013 03:45:25 AM

I have a problem with when i hit the ball and it has good backspin, but it flies pretty high in the air. It still lands on my opponents side of the table with good backspin, but it bounces high so he can spike it on me easy. What should i do so it doesn't bounce high?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills said...

on the 08-Feb-2013 06:51:11 AM

Hi Jimmy,

It is as simple as aiming low.  Take a look at some of our ideas in our lesson on Keeping The Ball Low.


Esteban Mendez

Esteban Mendez thought...

on the 17-Mar-2013 08:39:29 AM

When should I use the push? I saw a video of Waldner doing this when returning a service. Can I counter any service of any spin or is it specific to one kind of serve?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills said...

on the 17-Mar-2013 08:55:41 AM

It is best with a backspin serve.  If the serve has topspin it is more difficult to keep the ball low.


Esteban Mendez

Esteban Mendez thought...

on the 17-Mar-2013 09:40:06 AM

Oh I see. thanks!


Esteban Mendez

Esteban Mendez thought...

on the 18-Apr-2013 08:07:13 AM

Sir Alois,

Do you have any tips as to keeping the push low? When I try the push, it comes out high and long most of the time. Also, what is the difference between a long push and a short push? Is one better than the other?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills said...

on the 18-Apr-2013 08:50:29 AM

Hi Esteban,

To keep it low you need to brush the ball.  One simple tool when you are practicing the push is to put a string about 10 cm above the net loke we show you in our lesson on Keeping The Ball Low.

In general it is better to push the ball short so that your opponent doesn't have the opportunity to attack first.


Esteban Mendez

Esteban Mendez thought...

on the 18-Apr-2013 01:07:01 PM

ok, thank you Alois. I will take a look at the video when I can.


seankhiel obenita

seankhiel obenita thought...

on the 15-May-2013 01:31:21 PM

why i can't do  like that the ball is gonna fly.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills said...

on the 15-May-2013 03:36:04 PM

Try to hit the ball softer and brush under the ball so that it spins a little.  If you hit it flat at the bottom it will fly off.


Anna Royeca

Anna Royeca thought...

on the 23-Jun-2013 09:10:03 PM

Hey alois i position on the left side of the table so if my opponent will give a service on my forehand i can spin it but its hard for me to receive a service namely side chop if they put it on my backhand that is short and will like go out of the table


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills said...

on the 24-Jun-2013 07:37:03 PM

Hi Anna,

For this move your left foot out wide to get behind the ball. Then you will be in a good position to make a push or flick stroke.


Kevin Winata

Kevin Winata thought...

on the 09-Jul-2013 04:25:03 PM

It's quiet hard for me.. im a penhold

 


Kevin Winata

Kevin Winata thought...

on the 09-Jul-2013 04:26:28 PM

When i try to it my ball going too high, then my father smash me

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills said...

on the 09-Jul-2013 06:54:20 PM

Hi Kevin,

Try to brush the ball more at the base of the ball.  If you can get the fine contact it will keep the ball lower.


Kevin Winata

Kevin Winata thought...

on the 09-Jul-2013 08:31:34 PM

thank you alois, i'll try to it


Abhishek yadav

Abhishek yadav thought...

on the 11-Jul-2013 03:39:52 AM

well i'm a penholder....but this was a bit helpful


Ravi Bhat

Ravi Bhat thought...

on the 22-Jul-2013 09:14:04 PM

i am having problem with this stroke..whenever i use this backhand push the ball falls on the net..:(


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills said...

on the 23-Jul-2013 06:00:17 AM

Hi Ravi,

Alter the angle of your racket if the ball is going into the net.  Tilt your racket back further and play the same motion with the stroke.


Akshay Bhat

Akshay Bhat thought...

on the 24-Sep-2013 01:47:12 AM

Thank you sir. relay very good teaching.

i am from india


Sovan Ly

Sovan Ly thought...

on the 20-Nov-2013 01:05:01 PM

I can do it with spin and not spin. I am nine. I am Cambodian boy and when I am older I go to austalia. 


yash patidar

yash patidar thought...

on the 09-Jan-2014 04:57:41 AM

very helpfull;

 


Abhinav Upadhyay

Abhinav Upadhyay, a premium member said...

on the 15-Feb-2014 06:29:43 PM

Hi Alois,

To keep the basics correct, should the backhand push be played in a side on position or with a more open front on position?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills said...

on the 15-Feb-2014 08:36:32 PM

You can play it from a front on position.  If you try to turn side on when you are closer to the table you will run out of time.


izz izz

izz izz thought...

on the 13-Aug-2014 11:43:44 PM

Cool



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