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How To Play Table Tennis – Forehand Topspin

Hi, I am Marcos Freitas. And this is how you play the forehand topspin. In table tennis, there is no stroke more dominant then the forehand topspin That’s why most players base their entire game on creating situations where they will be able to perform this specific stroke The body position allows the forehand topspin to produce more power than with any other strokes This tutorial is for left handers, for right handers use the video as your mirror image A neutral grip gives you the best advantage The racket should be seen as an extension of your arm The edge of your racket and the line between your index finger and thumb form a straight line Leaving only the width of a finger between your hand and the racket In other words, tilting the racket or gripping the handle too loosely or too tightly we’ll create a different grip Stay one forearm length from the edge of the table Make sure you’re in a stable position with your feet more than shoulders width apart And your right foot slightly in front of the left Bend your knees quite deeply and rotate your torso to the left Your core should be low Your left shoulder is much lower than your right one Drop your hand and racket almost to
vertically down Your hand’s starting position is slightly above and beyond your left knee Your arm is almost straight, your grip relaxed From a coiled position move forward and upward Note the role of the right knee As it is rotating and rising Taking a lot of pressure at the initial stage of the stroke Your hips should be going into the same direction with your left hip leading The same applies to your shoulders. Your forearm accelerates decreasing the angle between fore and upper arm The contact happens in front of the body During the contact your shoulders should form an equilateral triangle The racket is facing the ball Your wrist is closing the angle and
going forward The point of contact is just a little
bit up and further from the center of the racket After the contact The racket continues
to go forward and up reaching the final stage 10 to 20 centimeters in front of your head Your shoulder, hips and legs face the table at the end of the stroke Finally the preparation for the next
stroke starts There are many different types of forehand spin – form of the stroke , distance from the table, joint position and
contact with the ball depends on receiving the ball and the playing style you cannot compete in modern table
tennis without mastering the forehand topspin for more information check out our
website thanks for watching and see you next
time spins and skills upgrade your game

David Frank



  1. Majun M.A Posted on September 23, 2015 at 4:39 am

    Really good demonstration video. Thanks!

  2. Antoni Wałejko Posted on September 23, 2015 at 7:51 am

    really really good

  3. SimonTTennis Posted on September 23, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Very nice video. Would like it if these videos would be published in different languages, so we can show them to the younger players too

  4. Shakil Sayeed Posted on September 23, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Excellent & perfect Video tutor for all level.

  5. Fiyaaah Posted on September 26, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Couldn't you like mirror the video in editing for us right handed players and upload it as a private video which is linked from this video's description? That seems a lot easier than mentally mirroring the video as you're watching it.

  6. nohownaught Posted on October 10, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    It doesn't get any better than this, thank you! Also, it's great to have instructions catering for us lefties for a change!

  7. Biliana Isaeva Posted on October 13, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Any new videos? 🙂

  8. deywid Posted on November 11, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    Most people are right-handed.
    VIDEO IS FOR 8% of the people?

  9. idig63 Posted on November 23, 2015 at 1:34 am

    Very detailed and informative. Thank you.

  10. Sudeep Kumar Posted on November 30, 2015 at 3:19 am

    We Need A Right handed version ASAP, they must be really crazy to put a left handed verision where 90% of people are Right handed.

  11. Zerokae Posted on December 12, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Do similar principles apply to forehand topspins with the penhold grip?

  12. James Perkins Posted on January 25, 2016 at 7:07 am

    Finally something for left handed people 😀

  13. hamsterfay Posted on March 1, 2016 at 8:38 am

    can right handers pls stop whining…

  14. Sam Miller Posted on March 4, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    great stuff. very informative

  15. pranav barot Posted on March 11, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    I love this video

  16. pranav barot Posted on March 11, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    I love this video

  17. Aris Tai Posted on May 16, 2016 at 2:03 am

    that's what left handers feel in the world , what right handers did to us , forcing us using their tools , most commonly annoying thing is writing the opposite way , and just stop complaining , it just a video

  18. Pisarenco Gheorghe Posted on June 19, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Hey, let us left handers at least once feel that we exist, that we are important too :D, everything in this world is made for right handers ( except for the things that are compatible for both), and here's something for us. Now you'll know the pain that all let-handrs feel watching 99% of video tutorials ( this course being that 1% ) :D.

    PS: Have no problems with right-handers, just joking 😉

  19. Pisarenco Gheorghe Posted on June 19, 2016 at 9:08 am

    I really like that fact that series of tutorials are powered by ITTF, sure you not get a better player watching them, but you you are sure that you learn it in the right way, and is not just someone, don't know who, teaching you playing like he knows. Also the videos are made in a professional manner and sure with professionals. Really great staff.

  20. suphi turhan Posted on July 10, 2016 at 12:39 am

    @2:11 "during the contact your shoulders should form an equilateral triangle"
    I think it should be isosceles triangle ?

  21. FedorMachida Last Posted on August 19, 2016 at 4:38 am

    Need a right-handed video I am tired of all these left-handed freaks.

  22. Gunner Tardis Posted on June 4, 2017 at 3:01 am

    Wow, I am shocked that this is for left handers. Finally a tutorial that showcases the left hand!!

  23. فى حب تنس الطاولة ETTR&A Posted on June 12, 2017 at 11:34 pm


  24. Local Traveller Posted on July 23, 2017 at 9:25 am

    @2:23, what does it mean ''wrist is closing the angle and going forward''?

  25. omkar m Posted on September 14, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    I am having problem sometimes I get side spin in ball instead top spin.

  26. Technical danish Posted on October 4, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Mostly are right handed

  27. Vašík Matoušek Posted on October 18, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    It moves with the topspin of the elbow bone??? Thanks for ansver

  28. Can15 Posted on October 27, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    I'm lefthanded and get a ITTF Table Tennis Racket today 🙂

  29. Petur Subev Posted on February 9, 2018 at 12:06 am

    The comment everyone is looking for. Mirror image

  30. Tommy Liao Posted on February 9, 2018 at 4:56 am

    Damn, such good animations…

  31. A guy with random convictions Posted on April 4, 2018 at 6:57 am

    I love how right handed people are bitching about the dude being left handed.

    What, can't take the shit we have to go through every day? x3

  32. Som Raj Posted on May 19, 2018 at 9:39 am

    I want ma long like player plz give more tips

  33. Aziz Kash Posted on July 16, 2018 at 10:16 am


  34. הוنᄀバコᄂᄃɸฅจـهـ母表จาøนحöܠʢܢחق한국어י Posted on July 25, 2018 at 11:44 am

    ITTF has that rare talent of screwing up just about anything it attempts to do – from horrific video quality, fiddling with the rules of the game and even a video on an important aspect of the game rendered in LEFT handed version, with the caveat that the majority i.e., RIGHT handed players should "use the video as a mirror image". We can very well expect caveats for people of different orientation – "For lesbian players, use a…. and for transgender people use ……."

  35. StasisPro Posted on November 4, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Thank you for making it left handed 😂😂

  36. AJI PINGPONG Posted on December 16, 2018 at 1:06 am

    good video, usefull.. i have videos like that..

  37. Nir Haber Posted on December 19, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    Thanks, i am left handed 🙂

  38. Kumar Mehta Posted on January 24, 2019 at 12:30 am

    One of the most useless training videos that one can find. I mean forming an equilateral triangle and all that continuous barrage of instructions by some Android to make things look more complex than they are 🙁 c'mon ITTF you can do better.

  39. Aung Khine Myo Posted on March 19, 2019 at 5:22 am

    At 2:40 says " Your shoulders,hips and legs face the table."

  40. fokusmok7 Posted on April 8, 2019 at 1:00 am

    this is unbelievable.. World table tenis organization ITTF learn forhand topspin in wrong way. most important in this shot is to transport weight of your body from (in this toturial it will be from left foot to right) and the left leg should go to the center and down to the floor during shot NOT right one!

  41. Raging Gab Posted on April 15, 2019 at 9:33 am


  42. Ahmed Abdullah Posted on October 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    Can somebody explain the equilateral triangle part; it does not look like one