Strategy for long pips OX

Table Tennis Match Strategy

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SERGIO NAVARRO Asked 1 month ago

Dear teacher, I follow your videos and I am a fan. I wanted to tell you that I currently play with a long-point rubber without a sponge and an attack rubber on the drive. I have a problem when the opponent attacks me constantly, never cuts the ball and is always topspin. What to do when the opponent plays easily against my long point rubber? Even he almost never lets me attack. Thank you in advance for your response.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 month ago

Hi Sergio,

Apart from the rubber you still have the strategy of placement to help you.  Try to make your placement more difficult for them. I find that playing wide to an attackers forehand side will mean they have a more difficult angle into your backhand side.  It is often a more difficult place for them to play an attacking stroke to you.

Other ideas are to vary the type of stroke that you play with the long pimples.  You can utilise the block or the chop block but you can also hit forward on the ball.  This is a low percentage stroke but it will change things up for your opponent and start to make it more difficult.

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