Backspin sidespin push

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 6 months ago

John Kao

John Kao Asked 6 months ago


Right now when people at my club serve short, the only thing I can do effectively is a quick backspin-sidespin push. Even though it is working quite well, I am afraid that my opponents might learn a way to counter the push. All my flicks either go over the table or into the net. What other strokes are there to attack short pushes?

Thanks, John

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 months ago

Hi John,

The sidespin flick can be very effective as you have found.  However, attacking is not the only thing that you can do to the short ball.  You can also push the ball back short which will effectively stop your opponent from making a strong ball and may then give you that opportunity.

With your flick, think about working on it.  It is possible to improve the stroke and start to make it effective.  Watch the tutorials on the Forehand Flick and the Backhand Flick.  With a bit of practice I am sure you can improve this.

You could try the Backhand Sidespin Flick as well.




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