Second topspin

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 9 years ago

viki sharma

viki sharma Asked 9 years ago

Hi PingSkills,

After lifting the first topspin against backspin, I tend to always miss the second topspin. It always goes long. Should I make my arm swing flatter and forward or should I change the angle of my racket or both or something else?

Thanks in advance!

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Viki,

This is a problem shot for a lot of players.  It is a matter of making the small adjustment between the two shots.  You do need to swing more forward.  Even try to hit the second ball into the net.  You will see how difficult it is.

We have a Master Class on this exact topic because it is something that effects a lot of players. Premium members can take a look at Forehand Followup.

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bertus bertus

bertus bertus Posted 9 years ago

Hi Viki

If I spin the first ball, the angle of my swing at the backspinball is around 45 degrees. If the ball comes back after the opponent blocked that ball, I'd say my swing angle changes to around 30 degrees (so it becomes much more forward). And the starting position of the bat is around table hight. And don't hit as hard at that second ball but rather place the ball. (Later on you can hit harder ofcourse)


viki sharma

viki sharma Posted 9 years ago

Hi Bertus,

Will give it a try. Thanks for the advice!


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