No spin loop and avoiding stepping back

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 6 years ago

Uriel Ruiz

Uriel Ruiz Asked 6 years ago

Hello Alois and Jeff, I love your videos, website, everything. I'm an allround entry level player with a sense of the basic strokes and pretty decent control.

First of all I wanted to ask you if the no spin loop can be used to lift the ball off a long backspin shot, is it reliable?

And I also have a problem of stepping away from the table when I sense a fast ball is coming, I know I should defend close to the table first and then if the opponent forces me to step back then do it, but I hesitate and fear a fast ball.

Thank you for your teachings, they have really helped me out.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Uriel,

So glad to hear that we are able to help you with your game.

The No Spin loop can be really effective as a change up.  If you do it all the tie your opponent will be able to attack it but as a change up ini between some loops with good topspin, it can work really well and force your opponent to block the ball into the net.

For the block against a fast ball, the more you experience the ball coming at that speed the more relaxed you will be and be able to stand at the table and make the block.  In training, get your partner to hit the ball fast or even give you multi ball at a fast speed to get you used to seeing the faster ball.

Being relaxed in this situation is one of the keys to being able to cope with the stroke.  The other thing is watching the ball closely and following the advice we have in the lesson on Improving Your Reflexes.

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D K Posted 6 years ago

But can the nospin loop be used against heavy backspin?
(for example against a chopper)?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

Yes it can.  It can be effective against a really heavy backspin ball.


D K Posted 6 years ago

OK do it to create really NOSPIN loop? :D
I cant see any way how to attack a heavy backspin without generating topspin unless you smash it really hard.

Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

Take a look at this previous video response on the no spin loop. It's not a standard shot that you'd use all the time.


D K Posted 6 years ago

OK,thanks,I will see.

You would be maybe surprised but I managed to do this shot off a float and I troubled one more experienced player with it.
he is shortpips blocker.

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