Drills to improve forehand and backhand topspin

Table Tennis Training and Drills

Last updated 4 years ago

ismael metioui

ismael metioui Asked 4 years ago

Hellow,my name is Ismael I recently played a competition on my school I played 3 matches and won all of them.  I have the best serves in my school they rarely stop them, if they do they put the ball in a good position, then I can smash it or put topspin. The problem that I have is that I’m scared that I do a topspin and a fail, it can be a forehand or a backhand topspin. I have a lot of power doing the topspin, but if I put a lot of power the ball hits the net. How can i improve this? Please answer me because I need to train it and i don´t know how.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 4 years ago

Hi Ismael,

The best thing is to practice the 3rd ball drill regularly.

Start by doing some simple serves and get your training partner to push the ball back to your forehand side of the table.  From there, practice a consistent forehand topspin.  Then in the next drill get your partner to push it to your backhand and practice a backhand topspin.  Finally get them to push it to either side and practice either the forehand or backhand topspin.

Once you gain confidence in doing this in training you will be able to utilise it in matches as well.


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