Backhand Far Behind The Table

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 1 year ago

Jack Tan

Jack Tan Asked 1 year ago

Hello Alois and Jeff. I'm struggling to execute the backhand loop from far behind the table. The ball often goes too high or too low and sometimes I completely miss the ball. Would really appreciate some advice.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 year ago

Hi Jack,

Sounds like you just need to keep practising the stroke.  Work on the technique first and then watch the ball and execute the full stroke.  You will have time to play a full stroke because you are further away from the table.  This is not an easy shot to do so it will take time.

Make sure you are getting the topspin contact on the ball to give you some safety with the stroke.


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Rohan I am

Rohan I am Posted 1 year ago

Hi Alois.  Does contact timing (point in the arc of the ball) play a role in stroke's outcome for this shot (any more or less than it does for a close to the table shot)?  E.G. if the the stroke mechanics are consistent (and reasonably correct) but the ball keeps going long, would this indicate the contact was too late after the peak, or visa versa?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 1 year ago

There are a lot of factors.  Timing is one, angle of the bat is another, speed of swing is another.  You can start to make it too complex.


Jack Tan

Jack Tan Posted 1 year ago

Thanks for the advice c:



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