backhand push table tennis
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What is the backhand push in table tennis?

The backhand push is a defensive stroke played with a small amount of backspin. The backhand push is usually played against short and low, backspin or float balls, although beginners that have not developed a loop (or open upshot) can play a push off a longer ball.

How to play a backhand push in table tennis

5 backhand push tactics to beat your opponent

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Backhand Push – Common Mistakes

This video shows the common technical flaws that players make while executing a Backhand Push stroke. These points affect the proper execution of a stroke and need to be corrected for best stroke outcome


What is forehand push and backhand push?

The forehand push is similar to the backhand push. The definition is a quick action, over the table, to push the ball short with backspin. Due to the lock of the wrist in the forehand stroke, the forehand push doesn’t have enough spin. In general, you should use the forehand push for the long ball.

Why backhand push is important?

The main reason you use a backhand push is to make it difficult for your opponent to attack. You are most likely to use this shot when the ball already has backspin on it, either from an opponent’s serve or in the opening stages of a rally.

What is a push in table tennis?

A forehand push is a difficult defensive shot that requires the player to strike downwards on the back and underneath the ball to create backspin. When performed correctly, a forehand push is used to change the pace of an exchange or to return the ball in a very low manner.

How do you forehand push in table tennis?

How to play a forehand push in table tennis

Why do you need to use forehand push?

The main reason you use a forehand push is to make it difficult for your opponent to attack. For example, if your opponent serves a short backspin serve to your forehand, you can play a short forehand push back or push back fast and long. Either option will make it difficult for your opponent to play a strong attack.

What is the difference between backhand and forehand in table tennis?

For example, if you are right-hand dominant, you contact the ball off to the right side of your body when hitting a forehand. If you are left-hand dominant, you contact the ball off to the left side of your body. With backhand groundstrokes, you contact the ball on the side of your body opposite that of the forehand.

How do you backhand topspin in table tennis?

How to play table tennis – Backhand Topspin