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Hi I am a DEFENSIVE player and I wiild like to know The foot work for when I chop and The opponent puts The ball short and I topspin The ball.
A lot of the Defenders footwork is in and out.
A good footwork drill to do is the 3 point drill. So a forehand position Forehand Chop, then a wide movement out to the Backhand side for a Backhand Chop, followed by a short ball where you shuffle in to make either a push or an attacking stroke.
For the topspin you need to get close to the table and keep in a low position. The key though is getting yourself in close and stable to make the stroke. I see a lot of players still moving in while they try this shot which makes it difficult.
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