Pushing with a hard fast blade

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 10 years ago

Erik Dupont

Erik Dupont Asked 10 years ago

Hi Alois,

 I have recently bought a new bat (Joola mambo on a Joola Flame Extreme wood). It is hard and great for attacking, which is my preferred way of playing. The ball leaves the bat very quickly, but I have also noticed that it makes pushing more difficult. When I push, the ball tends to go too high over the net, which gives my opponent better attacking possibilities. How should I adapt my playing when I want to push low? Wait a bit longer before pushing, use a different bat angle or just avoid pushing?

Best regards,


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Erik,

The best thing to start with would be to alter the angle of your bat to brush the ball a little finer on contact.  This will keep the ball lower.  It is important that you don't get a bat that is too fast for you because this is one of the traps. 

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