Practicing BH topspin vs backspin

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 2 years ago

Ardak .

Ardak . Asked 2 years ago

Hi, coach!

Before learning FH topspin vs backspin I learnt topspin vs block. I did many FH  practices vs block.  I have never did practices FH topspin vs backspin. I automatically started to feel how to do FH topspin vs backspin. I tried to learn BH topspin vs backspin analogically but it didn't work. I practiced BH topspin vs block many times, practiced BH topspin vs backspin several times. Almost no result. I will continue practice BH topspin vs backspin, but I want to know how to practice it correctly? Should I try hard and try to lift the ball with fast and agressive? Or should I do relaxed movements? But If I use relaxed movements I can't lift the backspin. If I try hard, I feel that I am doing wrong practice. Because I get tired after several strokes, my muscles get tired and feel pain. How should I practice?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 2 years ago

Hi Ardak,

You are on the right track.  The main thing now is to not try too hard and focus on making the racket more faster.  This will happen if you are relaxed rather than if you try to force the racket through.

This will also mean that your muscles won't get as tired.  You may make mistakes and this is very normal.  If you worry too much about the mistakes then you will tighten up.  Think more about making the stroke happen as easily as possible with good speed of the racket coming through.

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Ardak .

Ardak . Posted 2 years ago

Thank you very much, coach!

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