Table Tennis Training and Drills

Last updated 9 years ago

Huzaifa Sohail

Huzaifa Sohail Asked 9 years ago


How can i practise forehand topspin individually ,as i do not have a table at home i have it at school.  

With the wall I try but the ball does not come on the table after hitting the wall.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Huzaifa,

It is really difficult to practice the stroke without a partner.  Maybe just think about doing one stroke at a time against the wall.  Even if the ball doesn't come back on the table then catch it and do another.

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Frendy Halim

Frendy Halim Posted 9 years ago

I ever try practicing topspin on wall but the ball will now come and move forward that's why i only practicing flat ball, push and chop on wall but sir alois, is it effective ? Because wall isn't table...

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Yes that is OK to use as practice.

Erriza Shalahuddin

Erriza Shalahuddin Posted 9 years ago

This is how I initially practiced my forehand topspin alone:

1. Throw a ball on the wall

2. Let the ball bounce on the wall and floor

3. Topspin the ball to the wall

4. Catch the ball

5. Repeat

In this drill, I tried to brush the ball upward as fast as possible, made the contact as soft as possible, made the ball go as slow as possible, made the ball descend before hit the wall, and made the ball bounce upward when hitting the wall. Very hard to contact with the ball when started practicing, but I think it's useful later when I applied it on the table.

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