Topspin vs backspin – group coaching day

During this group coaching day, I will show you how to attack pushes and chops with fast, spinny and consistent topspin shots. This is a key table tennis skill, which many players find challenging. But with the right technique you can easily attack your opponent’s backspin shots, take control of the rally and win many more points.

  • Date: TBC
  • Venue: Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre, Queen Anne Terrace, Cambridge, CB1 1NA
  • Start / finish time: 10am-3pm (5 hours)
  • Coaches: Tom Lodziak + Carlos Coutinho
  • Participants: Maximum of 10 players
  • Cost: £65
  • Please complete this very short expression of interest form and I will contact you when a date for this session is confirmed.

What will you learn?

Here’s what to expect from this group coaching day…

10am-10.15am – Warm-up

10.15am-12.15pm –  Forehand topspin vs backspin … Learn how to attack pushes and chops with an easy, reliable and effective forehand topspin technique.

12.15pm-12.45 – Lunch & chat with Tom

12.45pm-2.45pm – Backhand topspin vs backspin … Learn how to execute one of the most challenging shots in table tennis – backhand topspin vs backspin. I will show you a basic technique and a more advanced technique to wow your opponents! 

2.45pm-3pm – Debrief / cool-down


Who is this coaching day suitable for?

This group coaching day is suitable for players of all standards. You should already be able to do a backspin serve, forehand push and backhand push. 

This coaching day is not suitable for complete beginners. If you are unsure whether this coaching day is suitable for you, please email me with more information about your playing standard and I will advise.


How many participants will there be?

There will be a maximum of 10 players on this group coaching day. You will get the opportunity to play with different people throughout the day. You will also get plenty of individual feedback from myself when you do the training exercises. You will experience a positive coaching environment, joined by like-minded table tennis enthusiasts!


Venue

This group coaching day will take place at Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre, Queen Anne Terrace, Cambridge, CB1 1NA. 

Kelsey Kerridge is approx 15 minute walk from Cambridge train station. 

If travelling by car, there is a multi-story car park next to Kelsey Kerridge. Please note that there is a charge to use this car park. Full details here.

Alternatively, there are several Park & Ride sites in Cambridge, which will drop you off a few minutes walk from Kelsey Kerridge. More information here.


Visit Cambridge

If you live in another part of the UK (or another country), you could combine this group coaching day with a short weekend break to Cambridge. Play table tennis on Friday, and explore the picturesque university city on Saturday and Sunday. There is a lot to see and do. Find out what’s on in Cambridge on the Visit Cambridge website.  


How to book

Please complete this very short expression of interest form and I will contact you when a date for this session is confirmed.

In the meantime, you can sign up for one of my other group coaching days. Take a look at the full list here