Last updated on 31-Dec-2011 04:37:57 PM
Often, I find myself in the situation that during the rally, I managed to push the other player in a difficult spot far from the table. Often they bring the ball back extremely high but short in the middle of the table. Of course I want to hit that ball the hardest I can with a killer-smash because it's easy right? Still it often happens that I and many other players miss this shot so it goes long. How and when should I hit it? what if they try to put some nasty spin on it? Should I remain the same technique?
When the ball goes higher during the rally often players make a mistake with this if they don't move into position to make the smash.
When you see the ball high, make sure you use the time that the ball is in the air to move your feet. Try to hit the ball at shoulder height. If you rush and hit the ball too early and high or if you don't move and then suddenly find the ball is too low you are more likely to make a mistake.
Don't think of it as an easy ball when it goes up high because you still need to move and play the stroke properly.
So look for the ball in the right position and move your feet to get into place.