Defeating rubber pimple

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 9 years ago

Marksman Brian

Marksman Brian Asked 9 years ago

hi coach, 

my opponent has a pimple rubber,

which spin is very effective? sidespin, topspin, or backspin?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Brian,

I would use straight backspin and topspin.  If you put too much sidespin the ball will come back with a lot of weird spin for you.

Remember the principles of playing against the long pimple is that it reverses the spin on the ball.

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Paul Yuan

Paul Yuan Posted 9 years ago

Hi Alois,

I don't like to play with pimple players because the pimple players often return "float/weird" topspin on backhand side. I have two issues: reaction wrong (push) and counter FLOAT topspin out of control (out side). I have to go to table left side, close to the net doing a forehand smash.

Any video or ideal for me to deal with FLOAT topspin/backspin by backhand? The reason is all most no player uses backhand to counter lob. The issue is "FLOAT".


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Hi Paul,

It looks like an easy ball but you need to adjust to the spin and position of the ball.  Think about making good feet position to the ball and then coming over the ball with topspin.

Once you play against long pimple enough it will also become easier to recognise the type of spin on the ball.

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