[Video] Amazing around the net shot – with Craig Bryant

[Video] Amazing around the net shot – with Craig Bryant

In this video, top coach and former international player, Craig Bryant, shows us how to do an “around the net” shot.


When a ball is played wide, instead of returning the ball over the net, you can let it drop a little lower and spin the ball around the net.

It’s a fun shot to practice and if you ever manage to do it in a competitive match, you’ll shock your opponent with a spectacular and unreturnable shot.

In the video, Craig explains how to do an “around the net” shot and gives some tips on how you can practice.

This video is brought to you in partnership with Bribar Table Tennis.

What’s in the video

0:00 – Tom introduces the video

0:44 – Craig demonstrates the around the net shot

1:08 – Craig explains how to do the shot, including timing and bat angle

2:25 – Craig gives tips on how to practice an around the net shot

3:30 – Tom gives his thoughts on facing Craig’s around the net shot

4:42 – Information about Craig’s coaching services

Equipment used in the video

Craig Bryant

Forehand rubber: Joola Rhyzm P
Backhand rubber: Joola Rhyzm P
Blade: Joola Fever

Tom Lodziak

Forehand rubber: Tibhar Evolution MXP
Backhand rubber: Yasaka Rakza 9
Blade: Butterfly Timo Boll Spirit (now discontinued)

Useful links

> Craig’ Bryant’s website and coaching services

> Bribar table tennis

> Joola Rhyzer rubbers

> Tom Lodziak’s YouTube Channel

> More online table tennis lessons

About Tom Lodziak

I’m a table tennis coach based in Cambridge in the UK. I have 70+ free table tennis lessons on my popular YouTube channel. I also have 150+ coaching articles to help you improve your table tennis skills. You can read more about my background on my About Tom page.

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