Long pips confusion

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 10 years ago

Dylan Dylan

Dylan Dylan Asked 10 years ago

Hello Alois,

So my new bat arrived today all assembled and glued for me and I took it for a test against all of my actual tennis friends who are all good at table tennis because many of the same elements. So at first I was absolutely destroying them with my XIOM vega pro rubber for my forehand (yes, I decided to upgrade the rubber from the friendship rubber). But on the back hand, I have long pips with the milky way yinhe as my rubber. They stood no chance against the massive spin of the vega pro so they attacked my backhand instead. Having never using long pips before, I had trouble getting back the ball when they attacked my backhand. I still can beat all of my friends barely but I need to learn how to use the long pips first. When they hit the ball to me with top spin, (or any stroke for that matter) I don't even know which stroke to use because when I hit the ball it seems to always bounce on my side of the table or go straight into the net. Please help give me some pointers on how to use the long pips properly. Do I push? Do I chop? I only know how to play against people with long pips not actually playing with the rubber myself.

Thanks, Dylan

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Dylan,

When they topspin if you block the ball it will go straight down.  So you need to almost play a push stroke.

The changes in the types of strokes you need to play will come with experimentation.

We also have a couple of lessons on our Strokes & Techniques lessons.  Take a look at Long Pimple Chop Block and the LP Attack Against Backspin.

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