How to pick up speed in a rally

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 10 years ago

Cloud Cledera

Cloud Cledera Asked 10 years ago

I've seen a lot of videos in which the speed starts to be very slow in the service but as the third ball attack goes on, I'm trying to wonder how the speed is getting faster without the use of drives and smashes. How do you turn your speed to be very fast in a rally? If possible, can you show us how?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Cloud,

Players generate a lot of speed with the 3rd ball by using the topspin strokes.  The serve tends to be slower to keep the ball short so that it doesn't give your opponent the opportunity to attack.

Topspin will allow you to hit the ball faster because the topspin will bring the ball down onto the table. 

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