How to Do a Table Tennis Backhand Smash

There’s a lot of different types of backhands. The one that I’m gonna be talking about is mainly where you sort of start with your racket at your stomach, then you push your racket out. This is just rallying; it’s sort of like a rally. Now, when the ball, a lot of times in table tennis the ball’s traveling at a very fast speed, so you don’t really have time to move your hand back. However, sometimes you get a ball that’s very slow. If the ball’s slow, it’s good to try to get your hand back, and then try to pass through the ball. The main key here is: always try to get your racket to pass through the ball quickly; it’s very, very important that you do that on every stroke that you do, especially the backhand. What a lot of people do in Europe is they do a sort of‚ a couple of years ago, they sort of transferred the backhand loop, but they try to pass the ball quickly.

Peter A Soto is a Black Belt with more than 20 years of experience, athlete, teacher and webmaster. Based in the city of San Diego, California.

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