Rotation on forehand topspin against backspin

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 7 years ago

eugene lu

eugene lu Asked 7 years ago

Hi pingskills,

I have a problem with the waist rotation when it's comes to lifting a backspin. I can't rotate forwards. It just seems weird. 

It's normal to rotate forwards on the forehand topspin against block or topspin because you are coming forwards and over the ball but the backspin just feels very weird. You are starting low and finishing high with a lifting stroke, your waist never seems to rotate forwards but upwards and the stroke then becomes weak. How to solve this problem.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Eugene,

It may take a little while to get the coordination right.

You rotate your waist while your arm is swinging up. If you focus on your left arm while you are playing your stroke you may be able to get a better feeling for the rotation.  Think about the left hand drawing a circle in the air around your body.  This will get the rotation happening.

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