Okay now we are going to look at the back
hand and Alois would you mind taking us through a few of the main points of how to pay the
backhand. Yes sure, so on the backhand technique we
look at your starting position and your finish position. So Let’s just have a look at Jeff’s
starting and finishing position for his backhand. So his start position is nice and flat in
front of him and as you can see, you can see the fully face of the bat. His finish positionis
out , up and forward finishing around shoulder height with his arm fairly straight. You can
see now that the upper part of his hand is facing towards the roof at the end.
SO the start position nice and flat and the finish position with his forehand side of
his bat facing up towards the roof. The third key part of your backhand is how
you have your feet. So you need to be facing toward where you want the ball to go with
the table tennis backhand. Which is quite different to most other racket sports. Most
other racket sports you are turned side on for a backhand, in table tennis you haven’t
got time to be doing that and as you can see Jeff is very square on facing towards where
he is hitting the ball. His also always hitting the ball in front
of his body. If you enjoyed our lessons you decide how
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82 thoughts on “Table Tennis Backhand Counterhit Lesson”

  1. Thanx alot jeff and that other men. These lessons helped me alot.. Again, thank you very much. I like your lessons and it helped me really.

    Thank you. 🙂

  2. The backhand counterhit does put a little bit of topspin on the ball. The topspin helps the ball drop down allowing you to hit the ball harder but still have it land on the table.

    We also have other videos on the backhand topspin and backhand topspin off backspin. Both of these strokes put a lot more topspin on the ball.

    If you have any other questions then please try out the "Ask the Coach" section of our website. We check this all the time and answer questions there frequently.

  3. The more shots you learn and know how to counter the more you will be able to deal with different opponents. So I suggest that it is good to learn as much as possible. After you have learnt most of the strokes, it is then good to play as much as possible in a style you feel comfortable with. Hope that helps.

  4. I think it's called a counterhit because most players do not serve with the backhand. So your backhand is usually a counterhit.

  5. I can only play very good with backhand and can't play at all with forehand…actually the one's that other smash for a point I totally miss them playing forehand…

    any improvement suggestions?

  6. I'm the exact same, my forehand only comes into play if i want to hit a long lob, and I don't really have much advise except make your backhand really good. In table tennis you should only really focus on using 1 style to be able to always get to the ball in time. I prefer backhand for this because you can cover the whole table and when you're good can do most of the stuff a forehand can do.

  7. That is done to facilitate the transition between backhand and forehand strokes. While the backhand is possible to hit with your right foot behind your left one, the forehand, in the other hand, is impossible to hit with your left foot behind your right foot. To compensate for this foot alignment, players introduce more of a body/core rotation to add power to the backhand.

  8. Lächerlich,ich spiele seit 8 Jahren Tischtennis,Linkshänder,spiele annehmbar gut offensiv mit Topspin.
    Aber so eine einfach Scheiße krieg ich immer noch nicht hin!!!!!!!!! 😀

    Es ist zum Heulen.

  9. @criticaltinker Hi, the best place to ask questions is on our website. We have an ask the coach section which we check regularly. We can also post longer responses and we have also started to answer the occasional question with a video answer.

  10. @criticaltinker Yeah sometimes we can get a lot of questions. I'll see if we can clear the backlog in the next few days.

  11. OMG all these videos are at MSAC! Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre nice cant wait to go there for holiday training

  12. @2012wyvern It is OK to turn this stroke into a punch and if you can do that consistently it is great. To hit it slower you simply need to move the bat more slowly. You could even try almost not moving the bat at all and letting the ball hit your bat and just control the angle of your racket.

  13. @pingskills Really? Okay, I'll work on it. My "usual" Backhand Counter is to push my paddle forward. Thanks for the suggestion.

  14. @xSnIpEDeViLzZ The key to stopping your opponent attacking is to serve the ball short so that it would bounce twice on the table. This stops your opponent from taking a big swing at the ball. Also try and keep the ball low over the net. The last thing you can do is to put backspin on the ball. The backspin will cause the ball to grip into your opponents rubber and drag the ball downwards again making it harder to attack.

  15. @MrDon191 Thanks! If you've got any questions about Table Tennis, try out the Ask the Coach section of our website. We love talking about Table Tennis!

  16. @akfjxla good luck with it. Let me know if you have any questions or even better ask any questions on our website using "Ask the Coach". We check there more often and can answer in more depth.

  17. I should Master this as well as the backhand push,forehand push and the forehand counterhit if I want to become really good right?

  18. @MrAdamzu You're welcome. Make sure to check out our website for more Table Tennis videos and information.

  19. Very helpful. At home I hav a smaller tennis table, brand name is butterfly or something. Is that good for practice or I should use the standard sized table? And also how can I overcome a player who uses low and short forehand counterhits all the time to the point that it becomes like a short hit rally thing if you get what I mean. Thanks.

  20. @NeXuzMotionzz I'm glad you found the video useful. The best place to ask questions is on our website under "Ask the Coach". We've got a lot more room there to answer your questions and YouTube limits the length of our response. Post this question on our website and we'll definitely answer it for you.

  21. Backhand is okay for me, but the thing that they refer to as forehand is the one that is extremely hard to master. Every shot I hit in forehand goes off, I'm gonna need some serious practising, thank you very much, because I saw your forehand counterhit lessons, that is the video that I was looking for.

  22. When i try to hit Backhand counter hit,i always have a problem with me elbow.My elbow come up,above my shoulder.what do i do to it?

  23. Start practicing your swing without a ball. Just focus on your start position and finish position. Make sure you move from the start to the finish. You can start really slowly until you get the stroke just right. Then you can start to speed up your swing to a normal speed.

    Once you feel comfortable doing this without a ball then you can start practicing a real stroke on the table. Give that a try and let me know if it helps you improve.

  24. When I run the table tennis with my friends, they say that if you take the ball before it has landed on the table it becomes the opponent's points, and I know it. But if you take it off the table before it has landed you get points and that I am a bit unsure about.

  25. Thx i got it now i can do top spin but can not back spin cuz i can not do back hand yet thx for the help

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