Is blocking a Bad shot

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 3 years ago

Ryan Bhattacharya

Ryan Bhattacharya Asked 3 years ago


Recently at our club, our coach was criticizing that Block in a Rally is really bad because it gives a no spin ball which the opponent can accelerate. But, when the ball is fast, blocking with precision had won points for me. As you said, keeping a track of the ball and changing your wrist can be lethal to give an upper hand in the rally if the opponent hits hard. So, I guess it is good but with precision. 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 years ago

Hi Ryan,

If you have the opportunity to play a more aggressive response like a counter spin then that is usually better than a block. However sometimes we don’t have enough time to be able to do this.

In that situation look to make your block as effective as possible with placement or speed.

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