Slow but Hard Top Spin Shots

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 7 years ago

Kishor Kurian

Kishor Kurian Asked 7 years ago

I dont know what thats called, but what I am trying to learn is a Topspin shot, which has extreme spin on it, but moves extremely slow till it hits the table. I know the usual topspin shots, but the thing is it is fast on its on, and faster after bouncing.But this one is dead slow till it hits the table.

I watched it in a live match, I am trying to learn the shot, but I am not sure I am doing it properly.

Any help on that guys?

P.S : I play with PingSkills Touch Vega Pro.!! Awesome bat it is.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Kishor,

I think you are thinking of a Slow Spinny Topspin.  There is a lesson in our Master Classes on this.

The main thing is to get a really fine but very fast brushing contact on the ball.  Because you are hitting the ball so fine it will not travel very fast off the bat.  However because it is spinning so fast, the energy of the spin when it hits the table makes the ball kick on quite fast.

The key element for you to work on is the fine and fast contact.  This isn't easy because it requires really good timing to get the contact just right.  Put in a lot of practice and it will improve.

Glad you are liking the bat. Thanks for the positive feedback on them.  Jeff and I find them great as well.

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Kishor Kurian

Kishor Kurian Posted 7 years ago

Thanks for the amazingly fast reply Alois.


So does this shot has any special name?


About the Lesson, I assume that there are videos inside, which teaches the shot and is available to premium members. Isnt it?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

Hi Kishor,

No worries. I just call it the slow spinny topspin... It could be called a sort of loop as well.

Yes there is a video in that lesson for the Premium members.

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