Chances to apply more loops in game

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 9 years ago

Ivan Kopcanski

Ivan Kopcanski Asked 9 years ago


I practice both backhand and forehand spin a lot. But it seems lately I can't apply it well in game.

There are two reasons:

1. When I serve, either opponent misses or it ends as quick "few balls" counter hit rally.  The after-serve spin on the ball is awkward for me to take initiative in the point with spin.

2. When opponent serves, he or she mostly plays short serve to my forehand, back/side spin pendulum, I'm forced to weak return and defensive block game (which I'm good at).

The result is that I win the match, but with lot of defense blocking and e.g. 3-4 loops per entire game.

So, what advice you may have for me so I can apply more spin in the game?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Ivan,

When you are serving, try to serve with more backspin.  This will force them to push the ball back which will allow you to make your topspin and get into the rally you are looking for.  By serving the ball with a bit of speed as well, it will make it harder for them to hit it back short.

When they are serving short, push the ball back short till they give you a long push.  Then again you will be able to make a topspin stroke.

Try these two things out and let me know how it works.

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Ivan Kopcanski

Ivan Kopcanski Posted 9 years ago

Thank you, I'll try and let you know about the outcome :)

mat huang

mat huang Posted 9 years ago

Sometimesyou could push long if they are not good at looping. SInce they wont loop they will likely push it long back to you, mostly

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