Penholder trouble

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 5 years ago

Haris Pody

Haris Pody Asked 5 years ago

Dear Alois

I am a penholder who uses a normal shakehand bat. I sweat a lot so when i do a RBP my fingers slip and i can't aim properly. I am very low on pocket money so me getting a new bat is not an option for about a year. Is there anything i can do to make it easier for me. 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi Haris,

You can attach a small piece of wood on top of your current handle if you like.  This will help you to grip the bat better.  You can put your index finger around the top piece of wood to make it more secure.

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Peter Niu

Peter Niu Posted 5 years ago

Hi Alois and Jeff

I am an offensive shakehand player who loves to smash. I usually play against a penholder who is really good at spinning the ball, but is horrible at smashing. Is there a strategy that i can use to beat him?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

Try keeping the ball low with backspin or topspin a little slower.  This is usually a more difficult ball for them to deal with.

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