Hitting the edge of the bat

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 9 years ago

utkarsh agarwal

utkarsh agarwal Asked 9 years ago

Hey coach, 

When execute any topspin stroke , most of the time the reason of failure is that the ball hits the edge of the racket( the place where the side tape is used). It happens very frequently and leads to irritation . Please help me with this.

And i wanted to ask that is it necessary to aim to contact the ball in the middle of the racket at all times?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Utkarsh,

Try just opening the angle of your racket up so amore of the racket is facing the ball on approach.  If you stick to the start and finish positions we show for the topspin this will also help.  If you finish too low with your swing it also increases the risk of hitting the edge of the racket.

When you get more control you can think about hitting the ball closer to the top edge when making more topspin.

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