Producing more spin is important for several reasons…
1. More spin will give you more ball control when pushing allowing you to keep your pushes shorter and sharper.
2. More spin will allow you to hit stronger loops even from a lower position.
3. More spin will allow you to hit more consistent smashes against a variety of lobbing types.
4. More spin will allow you to widen the court with angled curving serves, pushes, lobs, and loops.
5. More spin will allow you to more easily trick your opponent with varying the type and amount of spin.
“You can’t return that serve!” “I’m sorry!” “You can’t!” “I don’t care if you pay me $1000 for this secret 1-hour lesson. You can’t consistently return that deep spinny sidespin serve with 10 variations because you don’t have real strokes. You are trying to chisel and block back those serves that are 2000 rpms, and it isn’t going to happen.”
This is the conversation with many new students that I get on a daily basis.
What is the main difference between ping pong and table tennis?
The main difference is the amount of spin produced. With the right strokes and modern equipment, an elite table tennis player can produce 8000 rpms. With a purple ping pong paddle from Wal-Mart, your Uncle Bill probably can’t produce any spin.
Most of the questions that I receive are about spin - importance of spin, types of spin, how to read spin, how to generate spin, how to generate more spin, etc...
Today, I wanted to share some of my best videos on spin. Check them out!
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