My backhand is always under the net

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 2 years ago

Mufasa Aljanabi

Mufasa Aljanabi Asked 2 years ago

Hello PingSkills team. It's a pleasure to be talking with you. I always watch your videos. In social media (mostly on YouTube) and I'm getting difficulties making the backhand. My backhand is nowhere controllable. It's mostly under the net! When I try to aim at the end of the table. It sometimes jumps and flies. And also I can't do backhand in a normal match because I need it on a very specific high. And even I might get it and sometimes not. Which is very disappointing! My forehand sucks as well. (Btw it's the Drive one, not topspin or something for backhand and forehand.) My hand gets in a very weird shape and does a very weird forehand. It's nowhere effective. So, please. I want some tips to help me. I'm trying to practice and it will probably work. But I just want some helpful tips to help me. Thank you so much for the help. 

- Love from Iraq

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 2 years ago

Hi Mufasa,

I am sure with some perseverance your backhand will improve.

If you are finding the ball is going into the net think about adding a little more topspin on the ball by starting lower and finishing slightly higher than you are at the moment.

I find that if you work on the technique to start with and think about the tips we give you in the Backhand Counterhit tutorial.  The start and finish position of the strokes are key to start with.  As you progress think about the subtle changes you need to make to adapt to the type of ball that is being hit to you.


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