The under-spin shot is a good control
shot that puts underspin on the ball to make it harder for the opponent to
return. When players chop, they should chop “towards” the bottom. Never
directly underneath it as it will tend to pop up. Depending on the spin, the
ball can be hit just under the equator or lower down if there is more underspin.
Use your forearm and wrist and make sure they are relaxed so you can produce
more spin. If the ball is coming short, be sure to step in under the table with
one foot and then chop the ball.
There are two basic types of chops, quick, and slow.
-This chop produces less underspin than a slow chop.
-The ball is chopped while the ball is bouncing up. This will give your
opponent less time to react as it is “quicker” because you are returning it
with littler delay time. If the ball is already coming short, it is easy to put
a short drop.
-This type of chop puts more underspin on the ball than a quick chop.
-The ball is chopped while the ball is falling down.