Forehand topspin with short action

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 6 years ago

Dirk Nonhoff

Dirk Nonhoff Asked 6 years ago

Hi Alois, 

I wonder, if it is really necessary to start with forehand topspin under the table even when you answer to heavy backspin. Or isn't it possible to produce all the speed to receive a heavy backpsin over the table when you speed up in a shorter range of motion and hit the ball on the highest point. I see many players let the ball fall down and then start with the topspin motion down by their knees?



Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Dirk,

It is possible to lift the pain with a shorter faster action but it takes a lot of training to get that right.  It requires an extreme amount of speed with your racket and a very fine contact.

The safer way is to start lower and have a more vertical swing.

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