Playing like a woman

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Last updated 7 years ago

Johan B

Johan B Asked 7 years ago

At my last training, an opponent in a little burst of frustration (my aggressive play went well that game) said I "play like a woman", because I play so close to the table. I thought it was hilarious, but then I started wondering, is there anything to his observation that women play closer to the table than men?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Johan,

Yes the top female players as a generalisation tend to play closer to the table and faster and flatter.


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Johan B

Johan B Posted 7 years ago

Hmm, perhaps its also true that classic penholders play closer? I was going to say japanese (male) players do too, but I've realised I've only seen like three or four players, so that might be a too limited set


Ilia Minkin

Ilia Minkin Posted 7 years ago

But sometimes in women table tennis we seeĀ this


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

Absolutely!



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