The Backhand Block

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The backhand block in table tennis is a more defensive shot, used to control incoming speed and spin shots from your opponent. It is an extremely useful shot for when the ball from your opponent is to strong to topspin or counter attack and you have less time to play your stroke. In addition the backhand block is often used in training drills to control an exercise for your partner so is a good shot to be confident and comfortable with.


We cover:
-Backhand block body position
-Correct technique and movement
-Adjusting the block for spin
-Common mistakes with the shot