Practice topspin alone

Table Tennis Training and Drills

Last updated 9 years ago

Adam Khan

Adam Khan Asked 9 years ago

Hi Alois,

in your practicing alone video, you mentioned hitting the ball against the wall while using a table. However, when I want to practice topspin against the wall, it is always hitting the wall and going beyond the table which disturbs my  Rhythm. Can you give me any ideas of how to fix this?



Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Adam,

You could get or make a return board.  This uses a board that you can angle forward so that you can control the height of the return.  THe board also has some rubber on it which makes the return a bit more realistic.  You could also move the table away from the wall a bit so that the ball lands on the table again.  Just experiment with this.

You can take a look through this previous Ask the Coach question on the Return board.

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Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Hi Adam,

I've never used return boards but it sounds like they might be expensive to keep putting the rubber on it so the ball returns when you topspin it. It also sounds a bit fiddly to get the angle just right and once it's set up you'll only be able to play one type of spin. For example you couldn't push one ball and then topspin the next.

I think the best thing is to find someone to train with. The next best thing is to get someone to feed you multi-ball. Then I would think a robot would be next in line. It's a bit unfair of my to judge without having used one, but I think I'd put the return board at the bottom of the list.

Has anyone else had any experience with return boards? Let me know if you like them.

Aasim Showkat

Aasim Showkat Posted 9 years ago

Adam i would suggest playing against wall. The wall acts same as pimpled rubber. So when you make topspin against wall you will get backspin and spin will increase as you began to increase. I have practiced thousand times like this.

Adam Khan

Adam Khan Posted 9 years ago

Thanks Aasim

Siddhartha Raja

Siddhartha Raja Posted 9 years ago

your welcome ak


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