Close to the table counter attacks

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 8 years ago

Fouad Hafnium

Fouad Hafnium Asked 8 years ago

What kind of bat and rubber configuration do you think is ideal for accurate close-to-the-table counter-attacks (on the 4th or 5th ball)? Do you think an ALL+/OFF- combination is the best suited? Do you think the catapult effect of the rubber is necessary for that? What are your thoughts?

It would be nice if you could answer this on your next video podcast.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi FH,

I don’t think the racket or rubber is important at all.  The more important thing is the technique for the stroke.

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Fouad Hafnium

Fouad Hafnium Posted 8 years ago

I was just about to spend a lot of money on new rubbers and a blade, but after reading an expert's answer I will only spend a reasonable amount and focus on my physical training as well as perfecting my technique!

Thanks, Alois. Respect! Greetings from Algeria.

Thomas Kunzfeld

Thomas Kunzfeld Posted 8 years ago

Hi Alois,

I really love you stressing this over and over again. I know this material trap too well !



Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

No problems FH.  And thank you for the backup Thomas.


D K Posted 8 years ago

In my opinion,you are right with the ALL+/OFF- blade,and I think some OFF rubbers 2mm will be OK

But it is just what suits you

For example,Jan-Ove Waldner,a master of active blocking,was using very fast bat

Another,very abnormal style user,Liu Song,who is the longpips blocker,uses an unique style of counterattacking with longpips,he uses a slow bat


Fouad Hafnium

Fouad Hafnium Posted 8 years ago

Thanks to all for your input. :)

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