Deadball or backspin on high ball

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 7 years ago

Ernest Wahyu

Ernest Wahyu Asked 7 years ago

Hi Alois,

How can I tell the difference between deadball and backspin ball when the ball is flying high in the air ? It looks the same for me. Sometimes i judge the ball wrongly so i missed the opportunity to score..


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Ernest,

The ball with a lot of backspin will tend to stay in the air a little longer and almost look like it is floating.  Try to get someone to give you a lot of these balls as multiball and you will start to understand it better.

The high backspin ball can be a difficult one to deal with.  Open up the angle of your racket as you make your shot to counteract the backspin.  

Our Premium members can take a look at this link on Smash/Topspin High Chopped Ball.


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