Defending a strong stroke

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

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rochinha ganha tudo rochinha

rochinha ganha tudo rochinha Asked 6 months ago

I've very difficult to defend a great forehand/backhand.  I think that i need to have anticipation and get back, but i don't know if i should attack back, or I should defend and put the ball in the table.  I don't know how the angle should be for defending a strong backhand/forehand.

Can you teach me.

Sorry if my english is bad, but I'm just only a kid with 13 years and because I'm from Portugal.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 months ago


The simplest way to defend a strong topspin is to use a Backhand Block.

Watching the ball will give you more time to react to the fast ball.  Take a look at the tutorial on Improving Your Reflexes.



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Marcin Lonak

Marcin Lonak Posted 6 months ago

Look up some show games of Jan Ove Waldner or Jaques Secretin. They really make a lot of fun out of that Backhand Block and how easy it is. Should be somewhere where Persson is doing those very powerful shots and Waldner stays bored with his bat almost not moving at all and getting bored. Of course the both work for it that it looks even easier than it actually in fact is.

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