Table tennis - Types of pirouettes
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Table Tennis - Types of Spins
The spin plays a very important role in table tennis. The effect of the spin can change the whole game. We will discuss the different types of spins that we can see in table tennis.
Backspin - This spin is generally used to keep the ball low and in play. This spin is difficult to flip and therefore is used a lot during the serve. The ball spins away from the player and therefore it is difficult to hit the ball. To return the backspin, the smash can be used but it must be very close to the net and at full energy.
Topspin - The trajectory of the ball is perpendicular to the axis of the turn. The ball dives downward before bouncing and approaching the opposing side. To reverse this rotation, the player must adjust the angle of their racket. It 's not as fast as the backspin but is mainlyt used to give the opponent less chance to respond.
Sidespin - It is used a lot in service, because the trajectory of the ball is vertical. Sidespin does not have much effect on the bounce of the ball. This stroke is called hook .
Corkspin - This spin is called drill-spin. The trajectory of the ball is more or less parallel to the axis of rotation. This spin is not so efficient than those mentioned above and can be returned with backspin or smash.To make the corkspin more efficient it is usually combined with one or more varieties of spins.