Opinion for the Modern Chinese Penhold Block game

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 3 weeks ago

Davi Vermelho Borges

Davi Vermelho Borges Asked 3 weeks ago

Playing a few games and observing my training without a ball, a famous game with the shadow, I realized that my style is close to the table and also in the middle distance, I use the active tpb blocks and in the middle I sometimes switch to the penhold reverse backhand block. most of the time, tpb. on the forehand I like the hit and top spin, counterattack the loop and do the forehand loop. any tips for this style? I'm starting to understand myself in it, and what do you think?

grateful for understanding.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 weeks ago

Hi Davi,

I think you are starting to find a way that suits yourself well.

The main thing is not to be limited too much by tradition here and see what works best for you.

I think that ball in the middle for the penholder you can use either the traditional penholder backhand or the reverse penholder backhand depending not he amount of time you have and the streak that you want to play.

If you are looking to attack more and have a little time then utilise the reverse penholder backhand.  Otherwise use the traditional backhand as more of a defensive shot or looking mainly for placement and keeping the other player away from the attack.


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