Kenta Matsudaira’s Sidespin Block | Table Tennis | PingSkills
Kenta Matsudaira’s Sidespin Block | Table Tennis | PingSkills

Hi, I’m Alois Rosario from PingSkills. Abhinav’s asked us a question about Kenta
Matsudaira’s backhand sidespin block. It’s quite an amazing shot when you see it
live and in full speed. What Kenta’s doing is he’s varying the type of block he’s doing
to his opponent. So most of the time he’s blocking normally with the ball going back
with some topspin so he’s just blocking straight on but sometimes as a change up he’s coming
across the ball with the contact or even underneath the ball with the contact so basically this
is the angle of the bat and he’s coming underneath the ball here so he’s putting backspin and
sidespin on the ball. Amazing really isn’t it? Now this block is really unusual, not many
players in the World do it during games and the top players in the World seem to struggle
against it, is it really effective? It can be really effective. We’ve seen Kenta
play it against some of the top Chinese players like Ma Long and have success so he’s actually
making them make an error because of the variation of the block. OK. Now is this something we should be rushing
out to learn or is it better to learn the block first? It’s definitely more important to learn the
basic block first. If you haven’t got a basic block then this is not effective because if
you do this all the time the other person’s going to have basically just a slow sidespin
ball that they’re going to be able to attack so where it is effective is if you’ve got
a really good strong straight block and then sometimes you can change it up like Kenta
does. OK. Very good. Now one of the things I find
incredible is how he can get the angle back and get backspin even when there’s heaps of
topspin on it. How does he do it? It’s amazing. It takes a lot of touch and
that’s why it’s not a shot that you know day 1 you should go out and start to practice
this shot. It takes a lot of touch. The ball’s coming really fast with a lot of topspin and
he’s able to get enough touch just to be able to slide underneath the ball and get that
ball back. It’s almost like doing a chop from close to the table off a really fast Ma Long
topspin. Alright. That sounds interesting. I’m going
to have a little go at the varying blocks. I might try and do a standard one,
a sidespin one, and then a backspin one. See how I go. I reckon it’s going to be pretty
hard. OK. Let’s see how you go Jeff.

61 thoughts on “Kenta Matsudaira’s Sidespin Block | Table Tennis | PingSkills”

  1. Parakram Basnet says:

    Ahhh i adore you guys! Thank you so much ^_^

  2. Francesco Laudicina says:

    Simply the Best!!

  3. Mudit Kapoor says:

    You make it look so easy :). That is the hallmark of a good coach and a genius. Great work!

  4. Earl Joseph says:

    this is what i do most of the time….din know it was kenta matsudaira's….i thot this was my signature move n  found it…bt kenta too is doin it….am grateful

  5. Nathan Styles says:

    Who is better out of Jeff and Alois and will you ever upload a "serious" game of each other?

  6. M. R. says:

    Thanks, tricky stuff. I guess only a few talented players are capable doing it to great effect. Actually what really amazes me are the blocking skills of Kenta. How does he reduce the speed and spin of the incoming shots??

  7. Roman Adar says:

    Amazing demonstration Alois and Jeff and nice music as well. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Noe REgretz says:

    Thanks! I'll practice this during training 😀

  9. Danny Keil says:

    New ball?

  10. Manuj says:


  11. ericcartmansh says:


  12. Aakash Singh says:

    Thanks for sharing it

  13. Gabz Melecio says:

    Woah that's a really nice block you got there 😀 

  14. Kevin Bucher says:

    This is awesome. I've just found out this channel. I love this.

  15. EkcoEkco2k12 says:

    3:11 that was an amazing shot Jeff!!

  16. Kavya Shah says:

    When i started praticing kenta's reverse tomhawk serve it always goes out of the at the left side as i am a left hand player. What tips you want me to give to improve this serve and get it on the table?? Angle of the bat and when to hit the table

  17. Kavya Shah says:

    Sorry bat not the table

  18. Bonnie Ip says:

    Hey guys, its victor again, could u do a vid on the forehand hook loop(sidespin forehand)? plz
    ps: you guys are great!!

  19. Schluesselmensch says:

    Oooh, I like that one, I reckon I have to practice that!

  20. Anonymous Beast says:

    this is magical, i am in tears

  21. Luis Nuñez says:

  22. Hsu Dexter says:

    this is so cool

  23. Rodrigo Reis says:

    Alois and Jeff, what are the rubbers you use?

  24. 【☯】ɈẨƇƘ【♞】 says:

    A shot slow but effective, surprising the opponent. The opponent is accustomed to receiving the ball in the same area, and then suddenly is caught off guard with a shot completely unexpected. A good shot, for an opponent who does not give in.

  25. Raymond Lai says:

    Dear PingSkills :),

    I would like to say, thank you, to you, for taking the time and effort to both upload and share this video with the youtube family :).

    I would like to wish you a healthy, safe, generous, wise and lovely day, PingSkills :).

    Kind Regards

    Ray :). From Australia, Sydney 🙂

  26. Jeremy Walters says:

    I'm going to try that next time I'm on the teeny tiny tennis court

  27. Siddarth Chandrasekar says:

    it looks a little easy I'm going to try it out

  28. Monika Kathuria says:

    hey guys. i want to learn some new spinny and short services.

  29. Swiizzey says:

    Jeff Plumb looks like John Travolta. I see it in every video. Has anyone ever told him that?

  30. Gurrobin Singh says:

    whisc ball r u using?

  31. Gurrobin Singh says:

    which ball r u using?

  32. Gurrobin Singh says:

    which is ur fav. ball?I usually use yinhe 40+ ball

  33. Gurrobin Singh says:

    is yinhe 40+ ball good?

  34. Andy Than says:

    Does Jeff Plumb do the rubiks cube cause I maybe saw him and judging him in a competition

  35. ice man says:

    i love all the breakdowns you guys do, this is an awesome video! im more of a backhand lefty myself, and the first time i saw kenta matsudaira do that sidespin block, i was amazed. i searched and you guys seem to be on the tutorial or breakdown. once again thank you guys for showing us viewers these practical skills

  36. Vatsal Desai says:

    I have seen in several videos that the ball half red and half white or half green and half white…does that increase your spin..??

  37. Lanny Jamin says:

    may i see joo sae hyuk service?

  38. Vatsal Desai says:

    Is the stag three star Peter Karlsson ball good..??

  39. PingPongBros says:

    50% of Jeff's shots are really high and the opponent would be able to smash that! Top players who can still give a low ball even when there is tons of topspin really are amazing aren't they?

  40. Vatsal Desai says:

    It is a perfect ball

  41. Rocky says:

    that's pretty dope 😎

  42. Ansal Dsouza says:

    Sir, If an opponent smashes the ball and if we want to return that ball with the same pace but by not playing as a defender but an attacker then how to do it..???

  43. Muhd Zikry Iskandar says:

    hello sir…sir i have a problem with my forehand spin, could u give me some advise about it

  44. Kunsel Yoongi says:

    love this account

  45. 第彭 says:

    I'm a japanese penhold……..

  46. Mad Gunslinger says:

    When I first watched this video I couldn't even understand the block, but now that I've developed as a player I can see how beautiful of a shot that block is

  47. Joel Koh says:

    I have the habit of doing this

  48. kaesees says:

    Another interesting shot is the sideswipe thing Chen Weixing does with the pips on his backhand from time to time (most often on return of service).

  49. Emmanuel Dufour says:

    that new music, it's like a 70's children show

  50. inferno daze says:

    I usually so this in match is it good

  51. darryl kassle says:

    so that's what John Travolta does on saturday nights after dance practice he practices Kentas unique blocking style. Maybe he should add a dance move to the block and block that shit like a boss!!!

  52. darryl kassle says:

    Saturday night table tennis fever!

  53. Martin Sanchez says:

    Really effective to fake shots!

  54. Mh Aِlan says:

    so this is Kenta's and this is how you teach it? .. ok!!!

  55. Exzy channel says:

    coach can you make a more precise and specific tutorial for kenta's back hand technique? i really wanted to learn this move

  56. Panshul Humad says:

    Can u show a video on chop block

  57. DJ BRO says:

    How to play high ball

  58. bartofilms says:

    Very cool. Thx. Might try it during next multi-ball session.

  59. Budhaditya Sarkar says:

    Can you make a video on Kenta Matsudaria's serve?

  60. Eloi Mumford says:

    If i can copycat Jeff's ability …i will progress rapidly …i guess his hand is computerised ! Bravo.

  61. Richard J says:

    Can this block be used by use of long pip ox?

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