Hitting against stroke with short pimps

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

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Ardak .

Ardak . Asked 1 year ago

Hi, coaches!

An opponent has shorts pimps on his backhand. He throws topspin or without any spin. There is enough speed. When I return them by block or hit flat or topspin, ball touches my side of the table, always. What do you suggest?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 year ago

Hi Ardak,

You need to get used to the amount of spin that is on the ball compared to when the same shot is played with inverted rubber.

The ball doesn't have as much spin as you are expecting and your natural reaction when you see that stroke if to come over the ball.  That is why the ball is going into the net.

Try to play against short pimple rubber more and adjust to the amount of spin that it generates.


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Ardak .

Ardak . Posted 1 year ago

Thank you, coach! 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 1 year ago

No problems Ardak. 


Ardak .

Ardak . Posted 1 month ago

Hi coach!

As you suggested I played with many pimple users. The playing with them was natural. I didn't search them. In the tournaments which I participate there are many pimple users. As you said, it was matter of getting used. Now I feel the amount of spin from short or long pimples. Today in a mini tournament I lost 2:4 to one of the strongest pimple users in our city. But it is big archivement for me. Because last year when I played  him first time I lost 1:11 all sets.  Recently a professional player (master of sports in TT) lost 2:4 to that pimple user too. 


Ardak .

Ardak . Posted 1 month ago

I tried to play with more topspins as you suggested. That tactic very helped me. In the 6th set I was winning 9:7. Did some mistakes then lost. But the game was very competetive. Thank you very much again! 



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