Last updated on 22-Sep-2012 11:37:41 AM
Hi Alois and Pingskills
I am with the same problem of the short push, i hit down the ball, early, with my hand soft, but my push goes too high and no short...what i can do?
My RPB topspin against block goes not much effect and i don't know if i am doing the stroke correctly...besides my RPB block is not consistency...What i can do?
Finally the penhold backhand lob, must go high or middle high? How we can't use our wrist...what complicate more to our opponents?
For the short push it is a matter of learning the touch required to get the ball back consistently. You need to have a soft hand that will allow you to absorb the speed of the ball. Try to take the ball early off the bounce so that the ball is still close to the net. From there you will find it easier to get the ball back close to the net on your opponent's side.
With your RPB just make sure you have the stroke correct and the most critical thing is to get the angle of your bat right for this stroke. For blocking it may be easier to use the normal side of the bat for more consistency of the block.. It is easier to get the ball back on the table with that stroke.
For the Backhand lob it can go high or low depending on your opponent and the exact situation of the rally. If you need more time then you can put the ball up high. If you have good position then put the ball low to give them a more awkward ball to attack.