Tip of the Day - Developing a Loop

By Larry Hodges | Oct. 05, 2013, 9 a.m. (ET)

Larry Hodges

Developing a Loop


If you want to develop a good loop (a heavy topspin shot, done forehand or backhand), you need to do two things: learn it properly (i.e. get a coach), and practice it. Since the loop is the dominant shot in table tennis, a good way to develop one is to develop your game around it. A great way of doing this is very simple: serve short backspin, and (assuming the opponent pushes it back long) follow the serve up with a loop. You’ll get in the habit of looping, and your loop will quickly improve.

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