Crossover point

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 8 years ago

eugene lu

eugene lu Asked 8 years ago

 Hi pingskills,

How can I avoid the crossover point? it has always been a problem for me? And how can i target my opponents crossover point? It's easy when my opponent is in the same position every time and also easy in training where I can place a target on the table. But in a match, if my opponent is moving around it's hard to target his crossover point. Can you help me?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Eugene,

The main thing with avoiding having a problem in the middle or crossover point is to keep mobile and also to stay low.  If you stay low you will be able to balance yourself to sway one way or the other quickly to make space for yourself.

The other thing is to use rotation of your waist.  If you stay face on to the table then the crossover point becomes quite big.

When trying to get someone in their crossover you need to make sure firstly you are accurate and secondly that you put some speed on the shot.  If you play the ball slowly to the crossover it gives your opponent time to move out of the way and play a strong shot.

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eugene lu

eugene lu Posted 8 years ago

Thx alois and happy mooncake festival, if you celebrate it in Australiawink

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

It is celebrated here.  Happy Mooncake Festival to you too Eugene.

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