Change of style

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 7 years ago

Rutvik Thakkar

Rutvik Thakkar Asked 7 years ago

Hi,

I have been playing since quite a long time (3 years) now but I haven't been able to succeed in any of the tournaments and win any laurel. I believe that by defensive playing style has caused me this failure. I am back now after a break of two months and I have started my regular practice but one question that has been teasing me is should now change my playing style and strategies and bring a revolution in my game (again learning from basics). With a new racquet and new tactic and strong determination can I achieve success? Please help me and guide me what should I do on every step.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Rutvik,

If you think that it would be better for you and you want to try the style then that is OK. It is important that you don’t change styles too often though.


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Rutvik Thakkar

Rutvik Thakkar Posted 7 years ago

Sir can you please precisely tell me which style would be suitable for me after 3 years of defensive playing(completely changing to aggressive style or bringing in pimple on backhand and getting a very fast rubber on forehand hence mixing both the styles). And with it which racquet can come handy? And how shall I go after it shall I only focus on changing my mindset or shall I got back to the basics and bring perfection in my strokes and techniques? 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

It is too difficult to tell without watching you play.  You need to try for yourself and see what feels comfortable and then see what works for you in matches.


Rutvik Thakkar

Rutvik Thakkar Posted 7 years ago

Sir I know that its not easy for you to tell me without seeing me play but now I have decided that I will develop an aggressive style but will also not stop practicing defense and develop an all round skillful play. (can you please tell me that is this the right decision)need help please!!

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

Try it Rutvik.  Then you will know.


Rutvik Thakkar

Rutvik Thakkar Posted 7 years ago

Hi Alois, Finally I have made my new custom racquet.

I have got the rubbers as following : Tibhar evolution ELP

                                                                   Stiga Airoc M

And the ply is Donic Epox Power AllRound

But here are some questions regarding it:

1. Which Rubber is to be kept as FH and which is to be kept as BH (  I know it's a tough task but please help me with it and try to suggest me what to do )

2. How can I adapt to it as fast as possible. Please suggest me some kind of drills to through with it as soon as possible. 

 

Please try to solve the above problems by using your experience to the best.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

Hi Rutvik,

I would play with both sides trying out each one for a few minutes at a time and then make a decision which one you feel is better for you.  Once you make your decision stay with it for at least a month.

To adapt quickly the main thing is to do some controlled hitting allowing yourself to feel the speed and spin coming from the racket.  So any drills you do, focus on consistency rather than speed.  Also make sure you practice your serving, pushing and return of serve.  These will take the longest time to adjust to because they are touch shots.



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