Generic Strategy

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 12 years ago

Deborah Clavijo

Deborah Clavijo Asked 12 years ago

Hi Alois/Jeff,

 Thanks for all the great help on your site and in this forum.  It is very helpful to read all of your insights!

 I have read through many of the match strategy posts and most seem to be focused on specific types of players or even very specific opponents.  I'm wondering if you have some generic advice for how to approach a match if you are playing against someone you have never played against before and you have no idea how he/she plays.  I am an offensive player, and what I have gathered in general from reading many posts is:

-try to keep the ball short and take the first attack opportunity

-play loops with various speeds and spins to keep the opponent from getting in a comfort zone

-play balls to the crossover point

 Do you have any other specific suggestions?  Thanks and keep up the great work!

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 12 years ago

Hi Deborah,

You have made a nice summary of what I would say.

The only other thing that I would say is to work out their weaker position when they are receiving serve when you are receiving serve to them, when they are blocking and when they are attacking.  This can be different for each.

Thanks for your kind support of our site. 

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