Koki Niwa's Counterhits

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 3 months ago

Jack Tan

Jack Tan Asked 3 months ago

Occasionally, Koki Niwa pulls off some really insane counterhits. Here's an example at 0:28


Surely there's more to it than just anticipation and luck? How is he able to perform such a strong counterattack?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 months ago

Hi Jack,

It is a lot about anticipation and seeing the ball so well.

You will notice in a lot of these shots that he is totally relaxed and almost giving up on the point when he makes these incredible shots.  The one at 0:28 looks like a very strong counter topspin.

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Jack Tan

Jack Tan Posted 3 months ago

Thanks for the explanation!

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