In this video I compare the forehand topspin vs backspin technique of an amateur player (myself) with the forehand topspin vs backspin technique of a professional player (England No.1 Liam Pitchford).
Liam is able to play a much faster, direct and aggressive forehand topspin shot, but how is he able to do this?
To help us work it out, I use some side-by-side slow motion analysis. This helps see how Liam uses his body and fluid motion to produce a much more dynamic attacking shot.
There is also some footage of me trying to return Liam’s very fast forehand topspin attacks.
In the video Liam is using the following equipment:
You might also be interested in Liam Pitchford’s Masterclass coaching series he recorded with Table Tennis Daily Academy.