Blocking fast ball

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 2 years ago

kyoung young

kyoung young Asked 2 years ago

So i play against someone who hits really hard so when i try to hit the ball back it goes too far and doesn't hit the table what should I do?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 2 years ago

Hi Kyoung,

See if you can keep your hand relaxed when making this block.  This will help to absorb some of the speed of the ball.  You can also try to put a little topspin on the block to get the ball to drop quickly.  You don't need much topspin, just brush over the ball gently.


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