Controlled backhand

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 6 years ago

eugene lu

eugene lu Asked 6 years ago

 Hi Alois,

Table Tennis is a very fast sport as you know and we usually don't have a lot of time to do big strokes. Especially  on the backhand side. Is it a good idea to just use a counterhit or drive to hit balls on the backhand side and just rely on good control and good placement to win points? I think this way it's faster to recover. Then having a big backhand topspin. 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Eugene,

It is a matter of how much time you have and how early you are seeing the ball.

If you are struggling for time then a controlled backhand is the way to go.  You can then start to add a little more wrist into the stroke which will give you extra speed without too much more effort.

If you have more time then you can start to think about a bigger backhand.

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lawrence harvey

lawrence harvey Posted 6 years ago

Hi Alois, 

im having a very hard time identifying the dead ball when I'm stuck in a chopping rally. Any pointers on picking the right ball to attack? I often attack the 3 rd ball that still has backspin after I served a backspin....



Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

Hi Lawrence,

Watch the contact on the ball.  They will flatten out the bat a bit when they are putting no spin on the ball.  The ball will also fly a bit differently.  The backspin ball will hold up in the air a little longer.  These are things that you will start to see with more play against the variations.

I think playing the attacking shot on the 3rd ball is good it will be a matter of becoming more confident with playing the backspin ball.

Ilia Minkin

Ilia Minkin Posted 6 years ago

If the ball is really dead you can see it revolving in the air, even see the logo. If the spin is heavy, the logo will be blurry. 

eugene lu

eugene lu Posted 6 years ago

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