Changing the spin during the rally

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 9 years ago

Grenville Pereira

Grenville Pereira Asked 9 years ago

Hi Alois/Jeff

I had noticed that while playing with a player who is relatively good at topspin rallies , that changing the spin i.e by chopping the ball suddenly , confuses him and gets him out of rhythm. Although I find that this works against this player I wanted to ask whether this is a good tactic to employ. I do prefer to topspin and continue the rally and that suddenly chopping is more risky but it's getting me the point in this case . Do I continue practicing this way by mixing up my game a little.

Thanks

Regards

Grenville


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Grenville,

It can be a great tactic bit as you say it is difficult to implement.  Especially against players that are used to hitting fast and with the same pace all the time.

I remember one of my first coaches used to do a drill with us where we had to push, chop and topspin in that order.  the other player was doing the same three shots.  So when I push you topspin, then I chop then you push, I topspin, you chop...and so on... it is a good one for practicing touch and rhythm.


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