Last updated on 07-May-2013 09:12:00 PM
Hi guys! You're so cool. I enjoy your videos every day. But today i want to ask you something. When i'm lobbing and i'm away from the table it's hard for me to deal with a short ball. Most of the times i'm dealing with getting to the ball as fast as i can but i don't know what kind of contact i have to do when i reach it. If i only little push the ball forward, the opponent will "kill" me with his shot cuz i'm near the table. I saw Jun Mizutani and Xu Xin doing some kind of tricky shot, to create a lot of side spin, to confuse the opponent and to buy themselves some time to get away from the table. it would be very nice if you guys can help me with that and also i think that isn't only my problem. :)
That shot is a good one to do when you are caught in the situation when you are forced close to the table. All they are doing is putting sidespin on the lob. So instead of just putting the lob up with some topspin, you brush across the ball to get some sidespin.
They may also do some fake movements to make it harder for the opponent to tell what kind of spin is on the ball.
We used to call it a Wobbly or a Wiggly.