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Dear Ping Skills/Alois,
I was sitting briefly next to you at the Commonwealths and wanted to ask you this question. But then you left!
First of all though, congratulations on a great online training -clear, well thought out and fun. It has helped to rekindle my interest in the sport (national league in 20s, then 'retired' until mid 50s!).
My question is this: what rubbers combination did the Indian player use in the tight women's bronze match? She seemed to have a very defensive rubber on her background, occasionally changing to use the forehand rubber on the backhand too for service or attack. An unusual style. coaching that must be a challenge too.
with best regards
What a pity that we didn't meet... I was running around a fair bit during the week. I always regret not catching up with people... maybe next time.
Thanks for the kind words about the site. Always nice to know that we are helping in some way.
The Indian player is using a normal inverted rubber on her forehand and a long pimple rubber on her backhand. The long pimple slows the ball down and reverses the spin on the ball. So when she was receiving a topspin ball the ball was going back with backspin. This is an awkward style to play against. IT was such an entertaining match to watch.
Coaching that type of style is a little more interesting. A fee more weapons to work with and use of the imagination to win a point. You can really use a lot of variations on the ball which makes it difficult for your opponent as long as you are coping with all of the changes as well.
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