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I have restarted playing after a 40 yr layoff. I have always used the pen hold grip and a lot of spin. That doesn't work well for me anymore so I have switched over to the shakehand grip and long pips on my backhand. I play 95% of my balls on the backhand. My question is, what are the best strokes to use with long pips to fool the other player? The group I play with hit about 75% underspin and almost never get away from the table.
I think pushing through the ball with the long pimples works well. It gives them less time to react. Against a topspin stroke, you can come down vertically with you stroke. Against a push, you can push forward with an almost flat racket (facing the net) to get some topspin on your return.
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