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When Im playing a match in competition I find myself multiple times 10 feet away from the table lobbing the ball to my oponent because I just cant get them under pressure unless I am to serve so I know where the next ball comes but when my opponent recieves a serve differently of what I expected I can start lobbing again haha... I am alright at Lobbing, I think I find myself at least 20-30 rallies lobbing behind the table until my opponent misses or I make a counter attack.
The 2 problems I am having are that I have a bit of a weak backhand, I mostly only counterhit during a rally and sometimes I loop against backspin but only when I am expecting the ball.
And the second one is that when my opponent plays differently from what I expected then I get confused and I dont know what to do anymore.
On the other side; I find lobbing a very funny way of playing and I think I make more points with blocking and lobbing then with attacking and putting pressure on my opponent.
But I was thinking about getting a long pimple rubber on the backhand and start defending. to be honest I always hated to play against those defenders but I think it would be very funny to just chop everything back to the table. since Im 80% of the rallies under pressure of my opponent and I am lobbing away from the table it would be more effective to chop instead of lob and maybe mix it up a little bit to confuse my opponent.
So do you think defending is something for me?, or do you think I would just improve my game so I can pressure my opponent more.
It sounds like you do enjoy moving back and defending. This will also solve the problem of your backhand.
I would say give it a try. You have nothing to lose. You can try doing it for a couple of months. If you don’t enjoy it, you can always go back to playing with normal on both sides and attacking more.
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