Forehand Topspin from cramped positions

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

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Wilburne Mathurin

Wilburne Mathurin Asked 9 years ago

Hey guys, I'm having problems when I topspin the ball because my opponents put the ball in the middle of the table, half long, or into my body. How do I prevent them from doing this, and in case they do it, how must I move and what changes must I make to do the forehand topspin in these positions?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Wilburne,

If you are serving try to serve with more speed on the ball.  This will make it harder for them to return the ball to that half long position.

If they do get the ball to there then move really close to the table to make the topspin.  You can even put your left leg right under the table to get yourself closer to the ball.  Also make sure you are down really low with your legs to get the ball as it just comes off the table.

If they put the ball into your body, you need to be able to move sideways to get into a better position to make the stroke.  If you don't have time you can sway the top half of your body out of the way.  Then try to get back into a balanced position after that.


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Wilburne Mathurin

Wilburne Mathurin Posted 9 years ago

Thanks guys, I'll try it to see how it works out.


Wilburne Mathurin

Wilburne Mathurin Posted 9 years ago

Hey guys, can you make a video response to this one please?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

We will put it on the list.


mat huang

mat huang Posted 9 years ago

Footworks the key. Move to your left for right handers and then do the topspin. Its is important to endlessly keeping on moving in table tennis


Wilburne Mathurin

Wilburne Mathurin Posted 9 years ago

Hey guys, I've made some progress with the tips you gave. What is the latest on the video though?


Wilburne Mathurin

Wilburne Mathurin Posted 9 years ago

??


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Haven't had a chance as yet.  Well put it up when we get it done though.   Looks like it may take a while...


Wilburne Mathurin

Wilburne Mathurin Posted 6 years ago

Hey guys, have you made a video for this as yet?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

Hi Wilburne,

We do have the lesson on the Slow Spinny Topspin which covers these elements.  I will keep searching for another one that I think we have made… I know so many videos!



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