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Ask The Experts: Rachid El Boubou

    Ask The Experts: Rachid El Boubou
    Butterfly Table Tennis Question and Answer

    Question:

    The backhand loop. Should the stroke be forward and up (concave) Or like the forehand loop up and forward (convex)?
    Also, should the blade be open or closed?

    Answer: 

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    This Ask the Experts question was answered by Rachid El Boubou. He is a Coach at Tulsa Table Tennis Club and his response is as follows:

    Richard,

    Regarding your question on the backhand loop, all of the new style players are leaning towards the forward and straight and then it depends on the ball –

     If it’s underspin then you should use the concave style, but if the ball is topspin then you can hit it forward and straight with a close blade position for power.

    Best of luck!

    Coach Rachid El Boubou

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