Can you have a Two Handed Backhand in table tennis

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 8 years ago

Toby Clarke

Toby Clarke Asked 8 years ago

Hi Alois/Jeff I am 13 years old and have just started to play as a reserve for div 5 pennant in Canberra and  I also play at home. Table tennis is my second sport and Tennis is my First. I play with a two- handed backhand in Tennis and I was wondering if you are to play competition with a two-handed backhand.

kind regards Toby

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Toby,

Jeff will be really pleased to hear that you are playing in Canberra where he started his career.

You are allowed to play with a two handed backhand but it is not advisable.  You will find it is too slow and you don't need the power from your other arm in Table Tennis.

Good luck with your improvement.

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Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Hi Toby,

It's great to hear you've started playing table tennis in Canberra. As Alois mentioned that is where I grew up and the first table tennis club I ever went to. It is a great club so enjoy your time there.

Good luck in div 5!



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