Style of game: Timo Boll
How does Timo Boll make the top spin forehand and backhand and serve? What is the peculiarity and difference of his top spin from the usual? And as a matter of fact, the serve, how to do it? I really want to have a technique like Timo Boll. help me please
That’s a great question! Firstly, I would say Timo plays with a lot more spin and control over speed. So essentially when hes playing he has a fine touch on the ball during contact. This enables him to produce a lot of spin and rotation. This applies both on his backhand and forehand side. Whereas Dimitrij Ovtcharov plays with a lot more power, so both players have different styles. I would say Timo has a fantastic touch on the ball and that’s what enables him to produce more spin than others. I also think he works very hard and is an intelligent player with an incredible amount of experience. Timo also has very good footwork he is very low to the table with a strong center of gravity.
So to answer your question Allyot 🙂 To play like Timo you need to focus on spin, timing and brushing the ball. Let us know how you get on 🙂
How to make so much spin? As far as I understand, timo boll really properly closes the racket and plays on the tangent ?, It is on the lining, not participating in the bases. That is, I must strongly close the racket and play on the tangent? He also has some kind of peculiar movement
Hi Allyot what is your current equipment setup out of interest?
To make more spin you need to develop feeling in your forehand and brush the ball with a closed angle like you have mentioned. Watch from 45 seconds where Tom talks about the angle and also from 1 minute and 36 seconds where I explain how to produce more spin: https://tabletennisdailyacademy.com/videos/how-to-generate-more-spin-with-the-forehand/
Hope this helps 🙂
I have Petr Korbel and 2 rubber XIOM VEGA PRO (Max) – if you asked about it
Nice that is a good equipment setup. When you get the chance can you upload a video of your shots to youtube and post the link here please and we will check it out.
Well, tomorrow I have competitions, I’ll just record a video. What about the service?
And by the way, thank you very much for helping me. I am very grateful
My pleasure Allyot, yes please post a recording from a competition that would be great with your whole game.
In terms of serves watch from 2 minutes and 58 seconds: https://tabletennisdailyacademy.com/videos/backspin-serve/ see how we apply a lot of brush mechanics into the ball. During the serve stay relaxed with a fast acceleration of wrist with a light contact.
Timo in his forehand delays the backswing a lot. Then he goes fast into the backswing as the body is rising creating a fast whip effect and very fast racket speed. You can add this to your shots by slowing the backswing down as much as possible then fast into the backswing as the body is going forward. Power and spin will go up 20%
All good serves also use this delay in the backswing to create fast racket speed.