[Video] Improving my backhand loop – with Eli Baraty

[Video] Improving my backhand loop – with Eli Baraty

In this video I ask top coach Eli Baraty to help my improve my backhand topspin.


My backhand loop has been driving me crazy! I can do it in practice (most of the time), but rarely use it in a match situation. So I got together with top coach Eli Bararty to solve my problem.

In the video Eli takes a look at my technique and gives me tips on how to use my legs and wrist to get more spin and consistency. He also gives some advice about using the shot in a pressure situation.

See if you can notice any improvements…

What’s in the video

0:00 – Tom introduces the video.

0:12 – Eli demonstrates backhand topspin vs backspin.

0:30 – Tom explains the problems he has when playing backhand topspin vs backspin.

1:25 – Tom’s backhand topspin technique (before coaching)

1:56 – Eli’s feedback on Tom’s technique, focusing on use of legs and wrist

3:10 – Tom’s backhand topspin technique (after coaching)

3:41 – Eli gives feedback on how Tom needs to change his mental approach.

4:45 – Final thoughts from Tom about the coaching session.

Useful links

> Eli Baraty’s website

> Eli Baraty’s YouTube Channel

> Tom Lodziak’s YouTube Channel

> More online 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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