Tactics - When to change direction

Table Tennis Match Strategy

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Charles Unknown

Charles Unknown Asked 13 years ago

I've watched a few tournaments and I always see them doing this: Rallying. What I mean is that they return the ball to the opponent on the same side they are on. What is up with that? I mean they could just return it to the other side of the court and win the point. Could someone explain this?

Also I am Charles. I changed my name to Charlie to be more personal. Thanks.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 13 years ago

Hi Charlie,

Players often play back across court because then they don't open up the angle for their opponent. 

If you change direction with a weak stroke your opponent may be able to hit the ball away from you on the next stroke.  What you need to do is wait till you get a weaker stroke and then change direction.

You will notice this happens even more with the top Women players.


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Kaustubh Kulkarni

Kaustubh Kulkarni Posted 7 years ago

Charlie, then why don't you change your name at Update details.

I came to know today, that we can change even our nameinnocent



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