Variation of smash

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

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Jasper Low

Jasper Low Asked 4 weeks ago

Recently I saw a comment about a backspin smash. How is it even possible to get backspin on a smash?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 4 weeks ago

Hi Jasper,

The Backspin smash is only possible when the ball is higher.  It is a very risky stroke because the ball will tend to float and can often miss the table.

There was. previous discussion in this link https://www.pingskills.com/table-tennis-forum/chop-smash.


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Jasper Low

Jasper Low Posted 3 weeks ago

Oh... My question was when smashing, how to get backspin on the ball


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 3 weeks ago

You can come down on the ball in a backspin action but this is a very unreliable way to smash and not one that I would recommend.



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