Beating opponent in one move

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 11 years ago

Evander D'Souza

Evander D'Souza Asked 11 years ago

how to beat your opponent in one move?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 11 years ago

Hi Evander,

There is no one stroke that will win you every point. That is one of the beauties of the game.

It is more about finding something in each situation that you find yourself that is going to work for you. 

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Ji-Soo Woo

Ji-Soo Woo Posted 11 years ago

This question reminded me of a funny book I once read about on a table tennis forum.  I even bothered to google it again so others can enjoy. 

The website is at:

The writer claims to be like an ancient table tennis master from the mountains who is better than all the silly world class professionals who bother entering competition, and he can teach you secrets to unleash devastating attacks which are UNDEFENDABLE within 10 feet of the table (kind of like the unblockable crane kick in Karate Kid).  With this book, you can apparently even beat the world champion.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 11 years ago

Thanks for that link Ji-Soo.  He makes some pretty big claims there.

Douglas Hill

Douglas Hill Posted 11 years ago

Have you ever accidentally hit the ball with the edge of the paddle and seen it fly away with awesome speed? Learning to master this technique of totally controlled edge hitting is the key to unleashing undreamed-of speed and power! Only hidebound and blinkered coaches continue to teach hitting with the flat sides of the paddle, ceaselessly regurgitating the dreary techniques they were themselves forced to perform.

 Break away!  Remember, when you hit the ball on the edge, it will not come back!

 (But do not listen to those foolish radicals who advocate hitting with the end of the handle)

Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 11 years ago

Nice Douglas!


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