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Like others here, I am inspired by China's top players. I noticed that they don't have a lot of wrist action on their BH topspin (like Ma Long, Fan ZD, and the rest) meaning they don't follow through enough to do the classic backhand topspin finish position. Actually I never saw them do the BH topspin finish position on YT so far.
Why is it even though its a more controlled stroke, it actually still has a lot spin and speed? I know that the bh topspin is basically a mirror of FH topspin which is a forward and upward curve stroke. Like the swiping action on a windshield.
I'm a new player and my training partners said I've improved a lot for the past 3 months. I strive to be the best at least locally for now. My question is, which is the best bh topspin stroke to master? Should I still do the classic bh topspin finish position every time or strive to achieve the world's top players' technique. Maybe their stroke is just used for counterspins?
Firstly well done on your improvement.
The top Chinese players are playing a lot of counter topspins. If you look closely, they are using their wrist a lot on contact. They don't do a big follow through with their arm mainly because the ball is going so fast they don't have time for a bigger follow through.
When learning though, allow the full action to get the feel for the ball and the correct path for the stroke.
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