Adjusting to an opponent using long pips

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 5 years ago

Neal Van Haverbeck

Neal Van Haverbeck Asked 5 years ago

I use a lot of spin techniques and when I play an opponent who uses long pips they essentially ignore my spin efforts. What should my counter be to a long pips user?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi Neal,

Once you get the feel of the effects of the pimples you will be able to control the game.

Start by doing a straight backspin ball.  They will return it with topspin which you will be able to attack.

Don't use too much sidespin because you will get a really awkward back.  Straight backspin and topspin are usually the easiest ways to play against the long pimples.

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