Why do professionals like to topspin a chop

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 9 years ago

Anonymous User

Anonymous User Asked 11 years ago

i see players often topspin a chop played by a defender instead of chopping it back..

is there any specific reason...

i too like to play defensive...i have seen many matches of joo se hyuk and koji matsushita(legendry defenders), all their opponents often topspin their defensive chop

but when i play in my society or in the club...all players chops back my chop, i wonder why wont they topspin it....this is becouse im not able to play defensive, they dont play any aggressive shots against my chops....

is there any thing that i can do to make them play aggressively.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 11 years ago

Hi Yash,

At the higher level the players are good at making the attack against a backspin.  Perhaps the players you are playing haven't developed this stroke as yet.

The topspin is usually a more effective stroke to play against a defender because most defenders are very consistent at pushing.

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Aasim Showkat

Aasim Showkat Posted 11 years ago

is it important to learn chop stroke or I stuck to my topspin?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 11 years ago

If you have time to learn some chopping then do it.  To start with though learn the topspin as a priority.


D K Posted 9 years ago

Good at pushing?
not my case.....in my case sometimes even the heaviest backspins often pop out of the table

Do you know what can cause it?

And when I encounter a player who is better pusher I usually lose in a pusihng war,unable to force my opponent to play longer balls.

How can I deal with it while unable to flick or loop it?

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