Finishing off the point

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 11 years ago

aron c

aron c Asked 11 years ago

I have a good backhand & forehand topspin shot, and i can pull of the smashes most of the time.

 My problem is i sometimes come up against people who just stand there and block everything i smack at them, deep into the table so i cant get too much power on it.

This means i have trouble finishing off the rally and making that winner.

 What i try to do is go for the corners, but being precise is sometimes difficult/risky.

 Do you have any suggestions for me as to how i can finish off those points where im on the attack, and everything is just being blocked back (possible with topspin/backspin)?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 11 years ago

Hi Aron,

YOu have covered one of the elements for variation and that is placement.  Now you also need to consider, speed and spin.  When you are attacking more speed and more spin is not always better.

So think about varying the spin and speed of your shots to get your opponent to make a mistake.

Sometimes the slow spinny topspin is much more effective than a fast ball because your opponent needs to make a shot rater than just reacting and putting their bat in front of the ball.

Remember, Spin Speed and Placement are the 3 variables to use. 

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