Racket

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 10 years ago

Emil Palm

Emil Palm Asked 10 years ago

Hi there Pingskills, Love your videos. I have a question about my Racket. For the moment I have a Ma Lin Offensive (Yasaka) Racket with Pryde 30 on Forhand and A V-Stage  on my Backhand. I like the spin on the racket but its Far too hard. 
If I smash the ball with all my force the Ball crack in most cases. And if someone Smash on my backhand I can´t block the ball at all. So my quetion is. 
Can I fix this problem just by getting a softer Racket and just swap over the Rubbers? And if so you have any tip on what Racket I should get. I play Defensive or Top-Spin on my Backhand and Offesive/Top-spin on my Forhand. Anyone got A tip?? Thanks for answering :)

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Emil,

The blade is fast so it will be difficult to get control.  I think you can change blades and keep the same rubbers and you should be able to develop more control in the rally.

As to which blade, I will leave that up to the experts.  Just get something that is slower rated.  There's a thousand choices out there.


Notify me of updates
Add to Favourites
Back to Questions

Thoughts on this question

Emil Palm

Emil Palm Posted 10 years ago

Oke :) Thanks alot. Think I will order A  Yasaka stomme Extra then and hope it will works better :) And 1 more thing. Im the Trainer at my Club for the Children. You know any good "practice" for bending your knees becouse I'm having some problem making them bend there knees while playing.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

Hi Emil,

It is not just you that has this problem.  It is difficult to get them to do it until they realise the benefits.  I get them to do some fun movements off the table.  Perhaps a relay with this movement or a competition to see who is the fastest. 

Other than that it is a constant reminder.  Sometimes they don't realise that they are standing up again. 


Emil Palm

Emil Palm Posted 10 years ago

hahaha I remind them every training :P But im gonna try one thing. You know the Practice "The Morron" ? You have like 4 cones. And you run to the first, then back to the start. then the second then back to start... and so on. Make them do that twice one time with bent knees and 1 time with not bend and take there time. And maby they get it :D Gonna try that and see if it works :) Thanks :D 
BTW. Can you make A video about Dubble??

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

Emil,

Let me know how it goes with your drill.  I get them to have a race sometimes and they naturally want to go faster and so they bend their knees.  This is another idea.

Regarding the video on doubles, what aspects in particular are you thinking about?  Is it the rules or strategies?  We are going to make a Doubles strategies lesson os part of our Match Strategies Course. 


Emil Palm

Emil Palm Posted 10 years ago

The Drill is going kinda okey. I do like. The team that lose have to do 20 Push up EACH. So that everyone do there best. Well everyone bend there Knees but when they do it they want to turn the Cheast forward so it goes faster but then I punish them to do 5 Push up but I keep on doing it until all of them bend there knees when playing.

The Doubles I just mean the basic like what servs to do and NOT to do. How to think when your moving and whats the easist way to win the ball. The kids I train have problems with it. I have tried to tell them. Don´t hit the Ball so hard. Just keep it on the Ball and Aim for the Guy that hit the Ball to you so he´s in the way for the other guy and so on. But they still want to Hit the Ball and miss and lose the point :P If they see someone More Experience and Grownup say it maybe they Lissen.
I use the send them the Youtube clip if I see something you have put up that I want them to see. If there is something they have to think about for example the Underhit topspin. They have found it more easy to hit if you dont got the time to make A normal topspin and still works better then just A normal Hit. 

BTW. Just an Idee to you. If you allso have them problem to do something do like I did before. Everytime they diden´t do as i said. I punished them with A think called "eternity" 2 teams. One team on 1 Corner and the Other team on the vertical corner. Then when I tell them to 1 on each team RUN! and are gonna take the other guy that run on the back. When you have run 1 turn around the hall you swap to next person and so on until 1 team take the other on the back. And to make them run I make like A punish there to like the person geting taken have to make 10 push up. Then everyone run becouse they dont want to get taken. Just an Idee to you ^^ Thanks agian for the great tips :)


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

Thanks Emil for all of that information and the ideas.

The only thing I think we need to think about more is punishing them with exercises when they don't do something right because then they will learn to hate exercise more.

Perhaps think about rewarding the better ones with something.  Perhaps they move up a ranking place or something similar to that.


Emil Palm

Emil Palm Posted 10 years ago

Yeee I know I did it before and Rewarded them with like a chocolate but some Parents Conplained becouse it wasen´t fair to the "weak" ones. So I stoped to give them Rewards becouse of that. Becouse everyone allways allready new who would win. But I know what you mean. But the Reson I "Punish" them is becouse like instead of playing they start Smashing Eachother some of them allways the same kids. Its not if they just do wrong. Then I just show them how. Its if they do something they are not suppose to do.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

Try rewarding good behaviour and effort rather than good results.  That could work as well.

Emil Palm

Emil Palm Posted 10 years ago

Yeee sounds Good.

Emil Palm

Emil Palm Posted 10 years ago

I Figured out A good thing do :) I have 3 Diffrent rackat and there are some others there that have some "Advanced" racket. So I made so that everyone played got to try them incase they where intressered of buying A "Advanced" Racket. A Clue racket :) so they could Try Rubbers :P Some got mad of them and some was like. "I like this Rubber! I know what to buy now "

Kevin Z

Kevin Z Posted 10 years ago

how much do your legs have to be bent? a 90 degree angle?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

No, not 90 degrees but as low as you can to be able to be stable and still jump sideways fast.  Take a lok at our lesson on the Ready Position.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

Emil that is a good idea so that they can feel what the rubber feels like.

Emil Palm

Emil Palm Posted 10 years ago

Yeeee :) But like I have problems when they ask me. "How do I play agianst A anti-Rubber or A "Nabb rubber" don´t know the English word for it. But that Rubbers that are like Small flicks. I just tell them. Anti I got no clue becouse I don´t understand how they work and "flicks" its like play agianst it and you will figure it out. And like that you get the Other spin back that you gave him. So if you Underspin then you top spin next ball. Then Underspin. That works good but got NO CLUE how anti rubber works. You know how just Easy say how to play agianst them????

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

Try to tell them to push one and topspin one.  This is a good basic strategy to start them off.


Become a free member to post a comment about this question.