Cut block with the backhand

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 7 years ago

Georgia Popovici

Georgia Popovici Asked 7 years ago

How to execute (if any) a block cut with backhand.?
I know how to do a block cut with the running forehand, but I've never managed to do the same thing with the backhand. By the way, I don't know if this is thecorrect name for the hit.
Thank you,

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Georgeta,

This is most common when using long pimples on the backhand side.  To make it with inverted rubber you need to come down very vertically with your racket and have a relaxed hand to absorb the speed and spin on the ball from your opponent.

It takes a lot of practice and skill to master.  Make sure you can use the normal block first as this will start to develop the touch you require.

For our Premium members we have a lesson on the stroke with the Long Pimples. Long Pimple Chop Block

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Georgia Popovici

Georgia Popovici Posted 7 years ago

I understood. I am using short pimples so the shot would not be possible.

Thank you anyway,


Dakota Castleberg

Dakota Castleberg Posted 7 years ago


You CAN use short pimples for a block chop, it just requires more touch then a regular block - is what Alois was saying, I believe. I'm pretty sure I've seen higher level guys use it in matches with inverted rubber.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

It is more with long pimples than short pimples.

Johan B

Johan B Posted 7 years ago

Ma Long uses it regularly, but it tends to pop up quite high rather often

Georgia Popovici

Georgia Popovici Posted 7 years ago

I guess I wasn't too clear when I put the question. Unfortunately my English is not too brilliant. I'll try once more. I think everyone thought I mean the style used by defensive players. 

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