Playing against choppers

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 11 years ago

Abhiram Reddy

Abhiram Reddy Asked 11 years ago

I am beginner/intermediate aggressive player and play with others of my level.But i am often unable to beat highly defensive players or choppers especially long choppers who add side spin.even my forehand loops are easily countered with a chop.i often lose points chopping into the net , looping into the net or hitting it outside because of sidespin.  We also play in a very congested area where there is a maximum space of 4 feet behind each table.  Please give me a few tips to easily counter the long chop. thanks.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 11 years ago

Hi Abhiram,

The first key to playing choppers is to be patient.  You need to wait for the right ball to attack strongly.  Remember they are more comfortable away from the table retrieving the ball. If you can keep them close to the table and then attack strongly you will have better success.

It is also important to allow yourself time to learn how to read the spin on the chop.  This will come with experience.  A slight variation in the amount of chop will lead to an error from you.  Watch and see the result of your shots each time and you will slowly learn to determine what amount of chop there is.

You can also read this blog on Playing against Defenders.  It will give you some more hints. 

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