In this video, England international player Charlotte Bardsley explains how to play a forehand counter topspin.
Here’s a scenario. You push. Your opponent attacks first – looping the ball towards your forehand. What should you do? Up to a certain level, a lot of players will block. But instead of blocking, you could play a counter topspin instead.
In the video, Charlotte explains and demonstrates her technique. She makes it look very easy. Think of it as a “mini-topspin” – a shorter version of your usual topspin stroke. Get the timing right and the shot is hugely effective.
You can find out more about Charlotte on her website.