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The wrist is not used in the stroke as the prime force is exerted through body rotation and from the shoulder.

The long, trailing bat arm is accelerated through the shot and the free arm is utilized as a counter-lever and balance-assist to aid rotational speed.

The body should be shifted forward under the ball and the prime racket angle will be upwards emphasizing spin rather than speed.

There will be pronounced knee lift, limited rotation and transfer of weight and a rocking action of the shoulders.

The wrist may be adducted (dropped) throughout the stroke but remains constant and is not used in the stroke.

The left elbow can begin the shot to bring in good rotation and to use both sides of the body and thus guard against injury to the back.

This loop is particularly useful for close to the table players as it enables quick recovery.

Coaches — When coaching loop pay especial attention to the free-arm side of the body — very few players use it effectively. Many players don’t get effective topspin because they commence the stroke too far behind the body.

A useful weapon for getting the defender well away from the table and often wide, because of the ease of applying sidespin.

To achieve topspin then requires two distinctly separate movements!

In the modern game this is usually initiated from the left hip (right-handed player), with the right shoulder forward.

However the shot is often played with a dropped wrist (adducted) as sidespin can easily be initiated when the racket is brought round the outside of the ball instead of over the top.

In the case of sidespin the racket will normally start behind the body and is best played against a ball that is a little wide of the outside knee.

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