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I've watched the video on how to defend against top spin but it is not completely working for me yet so I am trying to figure out what I am doing wrong.
I play against a guy who hits hard and with lots of top spin and when the ball hits my bat it flies high and long. I use a soft grip and no push but it almost always goes long. I have been trying to avoid this by keeping the ball low and to his backhand so he can't get the chance to hit that way, but it is inevitable.
Do I need to angle the bat downward more? Does it matter where the ball hits on the bat?
Any help would be great.
I think you are on the right track. Perhaps angling the blade down a little will help. You could also think about getting a slight brushing contact on the ball to get a little topspin to help to get the ball down after it goes over the net. Blocking is a matter of touch and a lot of practice.
In training, make sure you use the time when your opponent is doing a drill to practice your blocking for them.
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