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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.
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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