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Take your attacking game to a new level by learning how to topspin a backspin ball with your forehand. This video lesson will give you some essential pointers to lift the ball over the net.
what will happen if I use it against a block?
Against a block you don't need to lift the ball as much so you can make the stroke more horizontal. Take a look at our lesson on the Forehand Topspin Against Block.
i think it's just like the forehand topspin against block ... isn't it ? if it's not , would u plz tell me wt the difference between them more clearly ..
How to hit backhand smash
If the ball is high enough to smash you should try to get around and make a forehand smash as this is more reliable and you can generate more power as well.
If you are caught, start with your bat high and come through flat on the contact. Relax the wrist for extra speed.
when I apply this stroke, the ball goes off the table....
And when i keep the bat low, the ball goes into the net.......
I would say you need to get more brushing contact on your stroke. This will lift the ball with the spin and then the spin will dip the ball back down onto the table.
how to ick a tomhawak serve please tell
You need to watch the contact. The main thing is that it will always have sidespin. Then you need to watch whether it has backspin or topspin with it. If the y come over the ball it will have topspin and if they come slightly under the ball it will have backspin.
what will happen if i do a backspin over a backspin?
You can do a backspin ball to a backspin. This is called the Backhand Push.
Would puting a woodenn board against the table be a good way to practice? I've tried that and it does create a lot of backspin when i topspin the ball
i put it at a close angle slightly
If you can get the angle right consistently then you will get a simple way of practicing.
ynx sir Alois
how do you ungroove the movement of the topspin against backspin when you are doing the topspin against block? i have practised many hours on the topspin against backspin non-stop and i can't seem to get rid of the action now. all my tospins and loops are becoming more and more vertical, thus scoring more and more out!:( also, at my school, they have a table but the bats they bought are basicly hard bats! they can NOTimpart any where near enough spin for me! the robot's is still 26 weeks away, so please help! I DESPERATE! i am going to the HWATT training camp too. Could you try and be there between the 28-30 of december, that's my training time!
This is a common problem for players. You need to practice doing this drill. Serve and get your partner to push the ball back to you with backspin. Then you make a topspin against backspin. They block the ball and then you make a topspin against the block. You need to get the second topspin coming more forward and over the ball. Really try to get the last ball down on the table. Get your stroke more horizontal. Even try to hit a few of them into the net because you will find that the error usually goes off the end of the table.
What about the bat angle on this stroke? Should it be flat or a little closed?
That will depend on the amount of backspin on the ball. The more backspin the more open you can have your angle.
I have a little bit problem about chopping backspin and sidespin,
Sometimes my chop comes into sidespin,
If i Give it much more power, the ball goes out....
Please help me on this
Try using the stroke we show you in our lessons on the Backhand Push and the Forehand Push. They are not meant to be powerful strokes. Because you are generating backspin, the ball will not dip quickly. They are designed to keep the ball low and to a strategic position to allow you to gain the advantage in the rally.
To stop the sidespin make sure your bat is going straight through to where you want the ball to go.
What should I do if the ball is short?
If the ball is short you can try the Backhand Push.
Hi guys im wanting to know for someone like me and my style of playing i use alot of energy in all my shots soon tiring myself out anything to help me loosen up......i feel the more i put in the fastest the ball will go....but then i see kids who play make it look effortless, just a kiwi looking for some guidance thanks guys and great job.....
Often when you try too hard you tighten up. You will find that your arm will move fastest when they are relaxed. As soon as you feel yourself tightening up, focus on the area that you feel is tight. Just for a second, think about keeping that loose. The first muscle that usually tightens is the shoulder.
When you tighten up your muscle don't fire in the natural way and you are then almost fighting against them to make the stroke happen. In training, start by playing your strokes slowly. WHile doing the stroke really focus on the tension and relaxation in your arm and body. As you start to speed up the stroke, feel which muscles are trying to hard and turn them off.
See how this works for you.
Thank you for your knowledge greatly appreciated all the way from N.Z.....i will have to put the hulk away he gets me into trouble and i will use all these helpful tips to improve my game.....thank you again Alois
No problems... see Australians aren't that bad after all.
With a basic bat non-customized bat from GKI I can fairly do a forehand topsin off a backspin. But with my new customized bat (Donic sonex jp gold and GKI Euro jumbo rubbers) I am not able to control the shot. The ball just doesn't stick to the bat. With the basic bat I can feel the ball sticking on to the bat. The new bat is too fast for me and I am not able to impart spin.
Do you suggest that I get back to my old bat?
Is it possible to counter a topspin with a backspin chop?
Allow yourself time to adjust to the faster bat. Give it a few weeks at least and then see if you are able to control it. If not then you can change back to your previous bat.
it's clear that is easy against light backspin but what about too much heavy backspin?
The same principles apply. Just make the stroke more vertical and faster action to lift the heavier ball. That is why we teach this stroke because it can be adapted to different amounts of spin.
Thank you so much for this video. I used to have trouble returning a backspin but this video really helped me out to improve on that.
Good to hear that Esteban.
I can do only slow topspin against backspin. (finally) I have learned it a week ago. Is it true technique to learn slow topspin and trying to add speed on it? Or the technique of fast topspin is very different? Thank you.
It is important to get the slow technique first so you have done well to get that right.
Then to make it faster you can just swing through faster using the same stroke. You can also try to hit the ball slightly flatter to get more speed.
When I do slow topspin against backspin I keep my wrist relaxed. Without it I can't do it. Is it correct?
In this vedeo it seems that coach Jeff doesn't keep his wrist relaxed and his strokes are more powerfull....
If you have a relaxed wrist that is fine. You can learn to use it faster while still staying relaxed with the wrist.
Hi, coach Alois Rosario!
Thank you.I tried to swing through faster using the same stroke. Now I can do faster topspins. Not allways succesfull, but better than before.
its nice. I like it
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