Forehand Topspin Against Block | Table Tennis | PingSkills

Forehand Topspin Against Block | Table Tennis | PingSkills

Hi I’m Alois Rosario and I’m Jeff Plumb from and today we are going to talk about the forehand topspin against block. SO let us have a look at the 3 basic things
we need to consider with the forehand topspin stroke. Firstly let us consider our leg position.
We need to have our feet nice and wide apart, you can either be quite square on to the table
or because it is more of an aggressive stroke you can turn a little bit more towards your
forehand side. The second thing we need to consider is your
start position. You are starting with your bat fairly flat you can turn it over, we will
talk about that a little bit later, but your starting position needs to be down and around
knee high or between your hip and you knee. The third thing to consider is we need to
make a brushing contact and then finish with your bat up nice and high above your head
with a 90 degree angle here and a 90 degree angle here. When you are starting out you can start with
a nice flat bat like Jeff is doing here. As you can see he is still generating topspin
on the ball by starting low and finishing high and he is brushing up the back of the
ball. But there will be a limit to how fast you can hit this type of stroke with such
a lifting action. Eventually the ball has to go off the end of the end of the table.
So how do we hit the ball faster? There are two things, one we need to turn our bat forward
and we need to get our stroke a little bit more forward as well. So rather than the very
lifting stroke now we are starting a little bit further back with the angle down and coming
forward. If you have found this lesson on the forehand
topspin useful, go to where you will find lots more information about
the strokes of Table Tennis.

Comments (89)

  1. You guys are awesome!!

  2. I know you've heard this many times but could you please make a video with you two playing each other, like a match ?? :]

  3. A game of you two against each other would be great for the fans!

  4. ya your right please do that

  5. I'll throw myself in with the requests for a match between the two of you.

  6. yeah… and add some link to bet-and-win or something!!!

  7. 1:52 nice advice… very important to teach this point

  8. make videos forehand and backhand topspin against push

  9. We have a video on that on our website.

  10. We actually already have these videos. You can find them on the lessons page of our website.

  11. hi guys. loved this video. when are you going to upload the backhand topspin against block? just curious

  12. Thanks for the kind words. The new backhand topspin against block lesson will be up within the next week!

  13. from 90 deg to 90 deg so no forearm rotation ?

  14. Not necessarily starting at 90/90. This is the finish position. Some players like to start with the arm quite straight and others prefer it more bent. Find what feels comfortable for you.

  15. Thanks, I've been told shoulder rotation movements are quite slow to recoil (compared to elbow rotation), are they promoted in this vid because the block is a rather slow ball ? I guess we wouldnt have time to make a full elbow swing against a more agressive couter ball,would we ?

  16. Great questions. The best place for in depth conversations is on our website under the ask the coach section. There we are not limited by the length of the comment box. If you post a question about this there Alois will answer it for you.

    The shoulder rotations are an important part of the stroke when you are trying to generate more power as to are the legs, the arm and even the wrist. All of this will help you get the bat moving through faster.

  17. Nice tutorial. Thanks for the tips guys 😉

  18. The topspin is an extension of the counterhit. You put more topspin on the ball which causes the ball to dip and allows you to hit the ball harder and still get it on the table.

  19. miss your speeding up forearm….. drafting and fast buckling at the ball touch – sorry for this scary englisch… i don't know the technical terms in englisch…

  20. What's the difference between the european style loop and chinese style loop? And which one is shown in the video?

  21. sir how do i get more topspin on the ball? escpecially against the backspin?

  22. It's all about the brushing action. Against backspin your stroke can be more vertical. Make a fine brushing contact and as it is a fine contact you can move your bat through quite fast.

    You can also ask questions on our website under the ask the coach section. There we have a lot more room to answer your questions.

  23. Correct. A loop is a shot with lots of topspin that causes the ball to dip. It is also refered to as a topspin stroke.

  24. Try to watch the ball as closely as possible. This is really important.

  25. Seems you do this stroke without using the swing of your arm, but instead you use shoulder/body rotation? I make more use of the swing of my arm rather than shoulder rotation, Should I change that? Does it make me more consistent if i go for shoulder body rotation rather than arm rotation?

  26. Forgot to say that you guys are awesome, great, the best etc.! Not just in teaching but also in promoting the sport! Big thx!

  27. Thanks. We appreciate the kind words.

  28. why the ball go out ! i do the steps correctly ! :s

  29. Are you getting a good brushing action on the ball?

    What sort of bat are you using? Can it generate plenty of spin?

  30. We recommend the PingSkills Rook as your first real table tennis bat. As you've already been using some decent bats, you could try the PingSkills Touch with Mark V. Take a look on our website for more information.


  31. The ball is not going fast When I hit it . Help!!! . I have a good bat .

  32. make a more flatter contact instead of brushing it alot might help you

  33. Hi PingSkills!!I like your videos that my strokes became better and the ball always goes in with good spins but my only problem is the direction that the ball takes is irregular how can I fix that?

  34. Then what's difference between forehand counter and forehand topspin???

  35. nice music What is the name of the

  36. Thankyou Guys, You are really teaching me Table Tennis 🙂

  37. A very good one guys ;-))

  38. Sir you are a great tt player help me out with a really heavy topspin drive that i cant block

  39. I always favour my backhand block over my forehand which allows my opponent to go on the attack and get the point most of the time. How do I stop doing that and actually play my forehand more? 

  40. Why doesn't he extend his arm much? Wouldn't that give the ball more power and spin?

  41. I'm just curious Pingskills regarding the finishing position of the loop and forehand topspin. At the end of the stroke does the bat angle have to be at the side of your head or tilted at your head?

  42. how can i spin the chop ball from my opponent ??

  43. Do I lock my wrist when I do this?

  44. how can i get more spin while playing forehand topspin

  45. Do I need to lock my entire arm to do this stroke right?

  46. best non removable bat for begginers

  47. I have a problem…
    When i didn't play for months…
    I can't do a very fast topspin, I mean I can't return it to the opponent's side of the table.

    Can you help my problem?What should I do?

  48. always i hit the ball by" vertical brushing contact"i need to Forget it? help me .my hand is hurtting

  49. I started playing tt with my right hand but I am actually left handed. My left side of the body can generate more power than my right. So, since one month I have been playing with my left hand. I am now comfortable with my back hand and can return back spin, top spin and side spin with ease .

    But I am not getting hang of my forehand. I need to make great effort just to put the ball on the table with my forehand. Can you help me?

    One thing is that, i usually put more weight on my left leg than right.

  50. hi Coach Alois. I noticed that you don't mention anything about using your wrist on a forehand loop. I have always used my wrist when I do a forehand loop. However my loops have always been spinny but slower. I recently stopped using too much wrist and found that my shots are faster. I'm also able to make more kill shots. What's your opinion on using the wrist on the forehand loop?

  51. I flick my wrist more often but can't get the ball to topspin what should I do?

  52. You know pingskills I love your channel anything about table tennis i need to know here is the place I come first rather going here and there thanks for all the videos keep it u👍👍👍👍

  53. correction …up

  54. @pingskills
    Thanks Alois, I have learned many techniques from the channel
    i hope to see you on one day….
    perfect coach

  55. How to play against the one who loops or Block the after smashing

  56. sir plz suggest best tt paddle for intermediate player for fast short and for fablous spin

  57. Thank u coach I got how to do forehand topspin🏓🏓🏓🏓

  58. Thnx coach u play very well👍👍👍👍

  59. Anytime coach👍👍👌👌👌

  60. A Explicação foi tão boa que mesmo sem entender a sua língua aprendi tudo direitinho obrigado ( thank you )

  61. Em tempo valeu um like e uma inscrição no seu canal.

  62. what should be the angle of the racket?

  63. Thanks !It was truly helpful.

  64. Sir whenever I hit the ball it goes off the table while doing topspin.I tried closing the racket angle and then too its not working. what should I do? pls tell

  65. Thanks now I know it 🙂 And nice job

  66. Hi, I'm just wondering what is the different between topspin and drive?

  67. Hey alois please help me every coach or video i referred told me that your hand needs to be relaxed and straight and you close the forearm to generate the spin but jeff's hand always remain at 90 degrees. also i noticed that even your hands are mostly straight while hitting a topspin. since i have been following your site my action is quite similar to jeff which my coaches say is not right. what do i do now?

  68. i go watch all vidjot men))

  69. Thx man. Now I can play better tt.

  70. should we hold the bat tightly

  71. I've notice that you coaches and other players on an international level generate speed on the ball by moving their whole arm (and with slight body rotation). Now what I've learned during trainings is, that the main source of momentum should be the movement of bending your elbow. Which technique should I be using and if both are correct, under which circumstances should I prefer one?

  72. Your demos show your balls all bouncing to Jeff at the same height. So he starts with the bat between knee and hip height and ends the stroke with the bat just above head height. If the ball bounces a foot or more higher the stroke clearly has to start from a higher position. But does it still end at the same height as before? I'm having trouble with the high bouncers.

  73. Jeff's legs are like tree trunks!

  74. Does anybody see a babyface on his knee at 1:55

  75. thanks sir but which racket do u use

  76. can you guys please do a video on how to do top spin on top spin?

  77. which bat you recommend for a fast but defensive player?

  78. I now use GKI fasto bat and my defend means I stand and block but by placing the ball.

  79. That's a fire beat!!!

  80. I wish I had you as a coach instead of this mentally disabled guy who can't teach

  81. dear pingskill, i have a question, if i want to topspin, it always become sidespin. is it okay or should i changed my techniques?

  82. Perfect – thanks gents

  83. This is very different from Chinese topspin

  84. Coach Jeff my top spins always have a side spin on them even though I have a flat bat contact and don't tilt the bat how to create pure topspin?I like your coaching a lot

  85. How to overcome sidespin while topspinning

  86. I can't understand the difference between forehand counter hit and forehand topspin?

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