Attacking short chops

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 9 years ago

Sam Evans

Sam Evans Asked 9 years ago

I often win points from looping but I lose points when my opponent does short chops, and as an attacker I am stalled when my opponent plays like that so how can I attack?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Sam,

If the ball is short with topspin, you can do a few things.  One is to Push the ball back short and wait for the time when your opponent hits it log enough for you to make a topspin.

You can also push the ball back long and fast to them and let them make an attack.  If you do this effectively their attack won't be very strong because you will not give them enough time or you will hit to a difficult position for them.

The third option is to do a Forehand Flick.  This is an attacking stroke against a short ball.

Try out the three options and see which one works best for you.


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Sam Evans

Sam Evans Posted 9 years ago

Thanks


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Let me know if this helps once you have had a tried it all.


utkarsh agarwal

utkarsh agarwal Posted 9 years ago

hi coach 

the same problem is with me. but when i tr to flick the ball goes to net and if i try only to spin the ball the opponent returns the ball easily

 


mat huang

mat huang Posted 9 years ago

Hey alois, to me it is extremely hard to push a topspin ball short. I kinda solved it buy stepping back but still hard


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Against a topspin ball you can drop your bat quite vertically and keep your hand soft to keep it short.


Sam Evans

Sam Evans Posted 9 years ago

When my opponent plays the ball short with backspin pushing short is more consistent for me, but when there is topspin or no spin the flick technique allows me to attack more


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Hi Sam,

That is a god policy to stick to.


mat huang

mat huang Posted 9 years ago

Thanks alois

 



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