Keys to the Forehand Topspin

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 1 year ago

thomas mcnamara

thomas mcnamara Asked 1 year ago

Hi Coach, I was shocked to see during footage of my forehand topspin that I basically didn't turn my upper body and I was hitting a slow spinny shot since I was only using my arm. I had no idea I wasn't turning properly and using my whole body. Is the best way to change this to simply immediately turn when I want to hit a topspin, and the bat goes along for the ride? Also do you turn about 45 for a regular top and 90 when you have a slow or high return? Thanks.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 year ago

Hi Thomas,

You just need to turn your waist not your feet position.

The angles of 45 and 90 are about right but it is always dependent on the amount of time you have and the power you want to put into the shot.  The more time the more turn you are able to do.


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thomas mcnamara

thomas mcnamara Posted 1 year ago

Thank you, coach. This is very helpful. Simpler is better.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 1 year ago

Indeed always try to keep things simple if you can.



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