Returning Deep Pushes

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 2 weeks ago

Kenneth Tham

Kenneth Tham Asked 2 weeks ago

Dear PingSkills,

In some matches, I am usually caught off guard with long deep pushes to either my forehand or backhand side. When the ball arrives, it usually to my side and I am not in a good position to execute a good return. This is partly because I am closer to the table.

How should I return these deep pushes? How can we better anticipate them and what position should we be to return them well?



Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 2 weeks ago

Hi Kenneth,

I would try to stand a little further back from the table.  It is a little easier to move in to play the short ball than out.

If you are in a good position to play the deep push then try to make a topspin ball.  However, depending on your opponent if they don't attack well then don't be afraid to wait for the right opportunity to play your topspin.

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