Safe Looping

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 6 years ago

Yap Zhi De

Yap Zhi De Asked 6 years ago

Hi Alois

If you do not know the amount of spin that is on the ball, is it safer to do the slow spinny loop ( if the ball has less backspin, it would go up high but still it is in and with the spin, the opponent is less likely to attack. If the ball has more backspin, it would go up to normal height with alot of spin and it is in play too.) or the fast loop ( If the ball has alot of spin, the ball will go into the net with the fast loop)?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Yap,

Yes a slower loop is a safer stroke.  The most important thing is to generate spin so that the ball is dipping onto the table.


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Yap Zhi De

Yap Zhi De Posted 6 years ago

Thanks very much.


Yap Zhi De

Yap Zhi De Posted 6 years ago

Hi Alois

            Am I right to say that my opponent will less likely attack the high spinny loop because it has alot of spin?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

Depends on what they like.


Yap Zhi De

Yap Zhi De Posted 6 years ago

Oh my gosh! Then that means that they will attack (they will definitely choose to attack) the high spinny loop. Then how can I stop them from attacking?


Ilia Minkin

Ilia Minkin Posted 6 years ago

1) You can use placement so that they will be forced out of position and less likely to make a strong counterattack
2) If you vary the pace of your shots, playing slow shot after a fast one, they can be surprised

BTW, even if you watch top players, you may notice that they play slow spinny shots quite a lot, esepecially when they caught out of position and came late to the ball. However, even at that level not all of those shots get killed for a winner.



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