Types of strokes in table tennis

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From sports stuff we already several posts introducing us to the world of table tennis, rules, materials … so it’s time to dig a little deeper to see the different types of punches in the sport.

What types of strokes exist in the ping pong?

There are several ways to classify types of strokes in tennis. Depending on which side of the blade body is at the moment of contact with the ball get

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1- Forehand (forehand): When we contacted the ball on the same side we hold the shovel; the right for right – hander and left for lefties.

2- Backhand (backhand): When we have to cross the arm across the body to perform the coup is a backhand. The side of the blade that contacts the ball is different than in the forehand.

If we consider the kind of effect that the ball impresarios the types of strokes in table tennis can be

1- Top spin: When printing an effect in which the ball spins forward toward the opponent. This type of effect is often used for quick, deep strokes. By returning a ball with top spin is the flat paddle, the ball will shoot up.

2- Back spin: In this type of effect the ball rotates backward, the boat is lower and the beating is usually closer to the network. It is a type of more defensive shot because the ball travels at a slower speed. By returning a ball spin back with the flat paddle, the ball will move very little and then hit the table.

3- Side spin: Is the most difficult effect of giving the ball and also the most difficult to answer. This type of side effect sewed when the ball rotates to either side so at the time of the return stroke, the ball will shoot to the opposite side of the effect. This effect is often used much in the serves.

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Depending on the type of intent with which you hit the ball, there are these types of strokes in table tennis

Attempt 1: Lock (block) is generally consistent defensive blow to shovel still leave without giving speed, but with the right angle to return a shot. It can also be used when the opponent is far from the table as the result is usually a slow beat, with little boat and close to the network.

Attempt 2: Is the quintessential offensive hit in ping pong, with a lot of speed and a little top spin to control it. Usually it preceded by a high ball and serves to try to end the point.

These classifications are inclusive so in practice, when we refer to a stroke table tennis, use combinations thereof as backhand top spin forehand side spin … In addition to these basic strokes there are many others like the loop, the flip, the chop block and a host of names for different types of services that we will see in a later post.

What are the types of strokes in table tennis that you use most? What should train more?

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