Backhand Chop | PingSkills | Table Tennis


Hi I’m Alois Rosario from PingSkills. In this
lesson we’re going to show you the backhand chop. The backend chop is a
stroke used by defensive players when they’re further away from the table. Because
you have a bit more time you could turn more side onto the table. Your start
position with your bat is up around your left ear and your finish
position is down near your right knee. So we turn ourselves side on if you’ve got
time start with your bat at your left ear and
come straight through down towards your right knee. At the end of your stroke you
could even just put your hand on your right knee to know that the bat is
finishing in the correct position. Because Jeff’s turned side on you can
see that he’s still hitting the ball from in front of his body when he’s
contacting the ball so the ball is contacted right in front of his body
and then he’s swinging through. Let’s have a look now at the different
angle of your stroke. If the ball is coming really fast at you your stroke
can be more vertical because you don’t need much forward momentum to get the
ball back over the net but if the stroke is slower then you can start a little
bit further behind and finish further forward so now you can see that Jeff is
finishing in front of his knee to get that ball to go forward because he now
needs to generate the speed. The next thing we need to think about is what
type of rubber you’re using. Long pimples can really help you to be able to absorb the
spin of the topspin player and also slow down the ball. Let’s have a look now if
Jeff topspins the ball and I’m using inverted rubber what happens. If I just
put my bat to the ball the ball flies off the end of the table. Now I’m going
to use the long pimple rubber and let’s see what happens. You can see that the long pimple absorbs
the speed and allows me to control that topspin back onto the table without
having to do anything so for the chopper when they’re back away from the table if
there’s a lot of spin or a lot of speed on the ball and they’re using the
inverted rubber the ball is going to tend to fly off the end of the table but
if they’re using the long pimple rubber it’s much easier to control that topspin
back onto the table. The stroke is basically the same with the long pimples
but now Jeff doesn’t have to worry about the speed and spin so much and can just
control the ball back onto the table.

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