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Do a Table Tennis Forehand Drop Shot | Ping Pong

August 20, 2019


My name is Tahl Leibovitz and I’m here at
SPiN, New York. I am a professional table tennis player who
has been competing internationally since 1995. I am here today to speak to you about the
intermediate and beginner aspects of the Olympic sport of table tennis I’m going to demonstrate the forehand drop
shot. The forehand drop shot is normally used against
the high ball and chop ball. When we get a high ball what we try to do
is to touch the ball very close to the bounce, very close to the table. Thats how we drop shot the lob we just really
try to touch it. This happens because you have a lot of players
that move back off the table and they put the ball very high and no matter how hard
you smash it they keep returning it, so you need to be able to just drop the ball like
I just demonstrated. The second is very important, it’s drop shot
off the under spin. Now my opponent is going to serve an under
spin ball and I do the same thing, I just try to keep my hand really low. So thats how we drop shot off an under spin
ball. What’s happening here is my hand’s moving
really fast. The only difference between the two shots
is that when I have the under spin ball I’m moving underneath the ball and when I have
the top spin ball I’m just trying to go right on top of the ball really slow. So those are the drop shots, it’s very important
that you pass your racket through the ball, its very important that you stay under the
ball, and you try to receive it with your racket low to the table.

15 Comments

  • Reply James P May 6, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Second!

  • Reply xswagmaster May 27, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Third!

  • Reply TheSomersaultProductions June 10, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    fourth!

  • Reply Didier Jourdain June 26, 2012 at 5:05 am

    fith!

  • Reply LuisNascimento August 31, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    second COMBO BREAKER!

  • Reply Alfieri Benedictos September 14, 2012 at 5:29 am

    what is this guy? are your hands too short? or are you a dwarf? wtf?

  • Reply kamydon November 16, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    what part of paralympic you didn't get?!

  • Reply Thomas McMichael May 20, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    you're so bad

  • Reply shane lamb October 29, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    you heard of a PARALIMPIAN

  • Reply Tahl Leibovitz January 11, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Thank you all for the comments both good and bad.  I had an awesome time doing the video.

  • Reply Tahl Leibovitz January 16, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Thank you for watching the videos. I have recieved many emails about writing a book, which should be completed shortly. I will post more information soon.

  • Reply Tahl Leibovitz January 16, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    The book is about the advance levels of table tennis. It is everything I have learned about the sport. Good luck with your practice

  • Reply Daniel DeNeve August 27, 2014 at 11:47 am

    It looks like youre changing your grip between FH and BH.  Also I dont know if you cant do a split step (I played tennis).  Is that the first step to any setup like in normal sized racquet sports?

  • Reply Why Se December 28, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Could you stop to learn the people false, and delete youtube.

  • Reply Arnav Sinha August 22, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    aewsome videos you make Tahl

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