Backhand problem

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 7 years ago

lakshya pandya

lakshya pandya Asked 7 years ago

Hi 
I have a problem when i am play in ranking tournaments i fear to play backhand stroke. How i face my fear?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Iakshya,

I think the best thing is to play some practice matches and in those, really focus on playing your backhand whenever the ball is in the backhand half of your side.

It is more  confidence in the stroke so the more you play it and have success with it the more comfortable you will feel.


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Ilia Minkin

Ilia Minkin Posted 7 years ago

Alois,

When I watch top players, I notice that they often pivot to play forehand topspin against backspin, although all of them have consistent and powerful backhands. Moreover, they sometimes pivot just to merely play slow spinny topspin, which is a really risky shot to pivot -- it may lead to a deadly counter. Why do they do this?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

Hi Ilia,

They are probably more confident with their forehand stroke.


Ilia Minkin

Ilia Minkin Posted 7 years ago

I also thought about that, but to me it is so strange -- at that level, their backhands are so good...


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

Yes everything is relative. To us their backhands look fantastic.



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