Returning smashing and fast topspin

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 6 years ago

eric su

eric su Asked 6 years ago

Hi Alois,

I just started playing in a club.I am playing with several opponent with very fast topspins/slams that i can barely react to block,topspin/smash back their strokes.What should i do to return these strokes?So that i could catch up to their speed.Also my coach said that i could not get back to return them, but i am not quick enough to make the stroke and the movements to the ball.Any help would be great!

Thank you 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Jiadong,

The more you play against the faster ball the better you will get at reacting.

Try to stay close to the table to improve your reactions during training. In a match when you are really struggling you could move back to give yourself more time.


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