Heavy backspin chop

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 6 months ago

Eric Soberano

Eric Soberano Asked 6 months ago

When I encounter a heavy backspin chop, should I try to hit the ball with a forehand loop at the side of my body? I find that hitting the ball a little bit in front of me would have the ball going into the net. 

Should the spin on a forehand loop be faster than the incoming backspin ball? What are the effects if the forehand loop had slow spin?

Please advise...thanks.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 months ago

Hi Eric,

Waiting a little later till the ball is next to you and lifting the ball would be a way to counter the heavier backspin on the ball.

The idea is to generate as much lift as you can by swinging your arm through faster.  The more spin on the ball the faster you need to swing through to counter the spin.

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