Surprise block against lob

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 7 years ago

thijs gruwez

thijs gruwez Asked 7 years ago

This would typically be a move for Waldner but I really want to know how to do the surprise dropshot right past the net when my opponent is far away trying to lob my smashes back at me. I can't seem to get the ball to bounce twice. any hints or tricks how he does it?

some dropshots can be seen in this footage:

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Thijs,

Firstly wait till the ball bounces close to the net on your side.  Then take the ball very close to the bounce and have a very relaxed hand.  Also hitting the ball with a little sidespin will help it to stay short.

We have a lesson on this in our Strokes & Techniques section. Drop Shot off a Lob.

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D K Posted 7 years ago

I also need this shot quite often,because my opponents are toying with me very often so they lob my serves.

But when I try a dropshot,I miss the ball.

Any advice how to correct it?

thijs gruwez

thijs gruwez Posted 7 years ago

Hi Alois. Thank you for commenting on my question even though there was a video available (blush blush... sorry about that)

The people I saw exeuting this technique also use the sidespin to make it really effective. Probably will take some practice but defenately worth it I think!


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