Lobbing Habit

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 10 years ago


Oliver Asked 10 years ago

Hi Alois and Jeff,

During a game, I like to move back and spin the ball up and counterloop. However, this can be a problem as when a loop comes to my backhand I reflexively start lobbing. As my footwork is not good, I cannot pivot and play a forehand to counter and this is annoying. So what are my other options?

Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb Answered 10 years ago

Hi Oliver,

If you are interested in winning more matches, you probably need to change your style. Moving back from the table means you will be on the defensive too often. There are not a lot of other options when your opponent then loops it to your backhand. You could try the backhand counter loop but this is a low percentage play.

I would try and stay closer to the table and use your strong forehand from there.

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