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I played my first tournament as a defender and my weakness was lack of spin and the good players are too smart. I did ok though and had one decent win. Should I try and defend with inverted rubber? I don't want to give up on this style as I'm very good at hard bat. I know I need to put the training in but I don't want to waste time. By the way the Tournament was the Ulster Open and Gavin Rumgay lost to this young German chopper called Daniel Kleinhardt who won the event. The kids play was amazing!!
If you are just starting with the defending in tournaments you have time to experiment a little. You could try to use an inverted rubber with thin sponge. This will give you control but also allow you a bit more scope to generate your own spin as well.
It would have been good to watch Kleinhardt especially playing against Gavin. I am sure that would have inspired your chopping aspirations.
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