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Spin, speed and placement are the 3 things you need to focus on when coming up with your tactics for each of your opponents.
This lesson will explain what third ball attack is and some strategies to use so you can execute it in a match.
Could you win that match if you could just get that smash back? Well the secret is not what you might think.
In Table Tennis the player who attacks first usually gains the advantage. Do I need to always attack first?
Alois has a lot of experience coaching and the first thing he tells his students about match strategy is to focus on their placement.
When you've found something your opponent doesn't like, do you save it for when the match reaches 10 all? Listen to this advice from Alois and see if it helps you win more matches.
Alois demonstrates how you can develop a game plan against an opponent. In this video he uses Jeff as an example and walks you through all the important tactics to consider.
Alois explains the tactics to use against an attacking looper. These mainly revolve around limiting their opportunities to attack.
Learn the tactics to employ against a blocker to counter their ability to out position you.
Keep them close to the table early in the rally, vary your topspins and try playing to their middle. Watch the video for more tips on playing a defensive chopper.
A modern chopper has a great defensive chop on the backhand and a devastating forehand attack. So how do you win a point against them? Watch this match strategy video to find out.
Sometimes it can seem like a player can do everything. When this is the case you need to find their weakest area and try to expose it as much as you can.
Learn to dominate long pimples by understanding how they work. You are in control of what spin comes back.
Fast flat rallies are ideal for short pimples. To counter this you can play with a lot of spin. Watch this video for detailed tips on how to play against short pimples.
When someone attacks you after you return their serve, don't panic, stay calm, and track the ball closely. This will give you the best chance to return the ball effectively.
Alois and Jeff discuss strategies to help you improve your doubles play.
Use this tips to stay in control of the situation and understand what type of spin is on the ball during the rallies.
As a defender you need to keep the ball low and deep, use variation of spin, speed, and placement, and attack occasionally.