Anti Spin player

Table Tennis Match Strategy

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Patrick Hagen

Patrick Hagen Asked 2 years ago

Hi guys, 

Happy Holidays to start.

I'm an Anti player myself on the backhand. My forehand is fast and that's my weapon. I saw some video's about how to play against anti players, but is there also a video to play with Anti rubber. I play the rubber for 3 years now, and I'm curious what is the best bat stand. Normally I play my Anti far behind the table to chop. But I would like to learn to use the Anti on the table and to switch side (turning the bat in the hand).

Like to hear from you.

Kind regards, Patrick

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 2 years ago

Hi Patrick,

One of your main weapons is to give your opponent different pace and spin to deal with.

First try to cut down your opponents time to see this by staying closer to the table.  You don't need to do a lot with the ball, initially.  You can block with the anti and topspin with the inverted rubber.

Switching is a next step that can be very effective.  By turning the bat in your hand and playing with the inverted rubber on the backhand you can really surprise your opponent. Look at the tutorial on Twiddling with LP Ox and Inverted.  The same applies with the anti.

The other thing to try is attacking with your anti against a backspin ball.  This is the same principle as the stroke we show you in the tutorial on the Long Pimple Attack Against Backspin.



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Patrick Hagen

Patrick Hagen Posted 2 years ago

Hi Alois,

Thank for your quick feedback. But what is the best stand for the bat. Open / Close or straight (flat). When I chop behind the table it's mostly open. I tried close to the table, but when some attacks fast on my backhand. I block the ball over the table or in the net.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 2 years ago

Hi Patrick,

Keep the bat flat.  This will allow you to get the ball over the net as the anti has no grip.  However, the drawback is that because it doesn't generate topspin, the ball will float and will tend to go long or into the net as a result if you are not accurate.  This is an unforgiving shot and needs a lot of practice.  It requires god touch to be able to hit the ball just hard enough to get the ball to land on the table.

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