The four basic table tennis shots:
- Forehand Drive.
- Backhand Drive.
- Forehand Push.
- Backhand Push.
In this way, what are the four basic shots in table tennis?
To get started, you’ll just need to learn four basic strokes: the forehand drive, the forehand push, the backhand drive and the backhand push. Once you’ve mastered these strokes, you can go on to more complicated techniques that will raise the level of your game.
Thereof, is Timo Boll the best?
|Current ranking||10 (April 2021)|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
What are the 5 rules of table tennis?
Official Rules of Table Tennis
- GAMES ARE PLAYED TO 11 POINTS. …
- ALTERNATE SERVES EVERY TWO POINTS. …
- TOSS THE BALL STRAIGHT UP WHEN SERVING. …
- THE SERVE CAN LAND ANYWHERE IN SINGLES. …
- DOUBLES SERVES MUST GO RIGHT COURT TO RIGHT COURT. …
- A SERVE THAT TOUCHES THE NET ON THE WAY OVER IS A “LET” …
- ALTERNATE HITTING IN A DOUBLES RALLY.
by courtesy of the ITTF. To play this stroke, stand close to the table and take a stance facing the line of play. Using a short stroke, your racket arm should move from the elbow in a horizontal plane whilst your free arm should point towards the ball to assist with your balance.
A drop shot is when the opponent is far from the table, lobbing the ball back to you, and you try to block the ball gently to keep it as short as possible, making the opponent run in frantically to play the ball.
The reverse pendulum/shovel serve is certainly the hardest to perform out of the three table tennis serves. … Even if you don’t win points outright, the sidespin from these serves will ensure more balls land on your forehand side (especially at beginner to intermediate level).
The speed of the fastest serve
So until now, the fastest serve in table tennis is made by Asuka Sakai. The highest speed recorded is: 54 km/h, equivalent to 15 m/s or 33.5 mph. That is very impressive, considering the initial state of the ball is like stationary.