The backhand block is very, very important in table tennis. From 1985 to 1993 the Swedish were very, very successful against the Chinese mainly because of the backhand block.
You can frustrate your aggressive opponents with series of blocks if you master your blocks your opponent will get desperate and will eventually make a mistake you can use against him.
The backhand block is a ball where we have to have the racket very, very compact; the racket cannot move long. The more we move the racket when our hand is close to the table, the more chance we can miss the ball. So what we do with the backhand block is we have two ways to block, which are probably the only two ways that you really need to focus on.
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