Hooking backhand

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 6 years ago

Manfred Rolfsmeier

Manfred Rolfsmeier Asked 6 years ago

I still practise the hooking forehand topspin - works fine occasionally. I wonder whether the same is possible with the backhand or is there any technique to make the ball curve more sidewards?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Manfred,

We do have a Premium Ask the Coach video response to this called Curve with Backhand.

Some principles are that you drop your wrist an then hit the ball slightly on the side of the ball to generate the sidespin.  You can also hit it from slightly past your left hip to make it easier to get around the side of the ball. 


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Manfred Rolfsmeier

Manfred Rolfsmeier Posted 6 years ago

Thanks Alois,

I get a glimpse how it works and will execute some weird experiments. Guess with my previous attempts the stroke was to short and slow. And as lety with a weak fh this could be a weapon for the future ;-)


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

Indeed... But don't pick on us poor Lefties wink


hassan karbassi

hassan karbassi Posted 6 years ago

dear sir for killer spin is that Ok to slowly hit the ball or fast? i mean that ball must contact more time or not to bat?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

For more spin you need to have a fast contact to get the ball spinning faster.



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