Dictating play

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 8 years ago

Rob Pritchard

Rob Pritchard Asked 8 years ago

 Firstly I'd like to thank you for the Rakza 7 bat which I received a couple of weeks ago, I've used Mark V for as long as I can remember but love the feel of my new bat already.

My question is to do with dictating play I love playing a fairly open attacking game but when my opponent slows me down by doing short (double bounce type) chops I sometimes get sucked in to a pushing game and find it hard to break out of that game to play the game I want. Am i best 'just going for it' or tempting him by giving him a comparatively easy smash to get things moving?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Rob,

I am glad that you are liking the bat.

Regarding the strategy, in this situation it is often better to push the ball long and fast to open up the rally into a more attacking rally.  If you serve or place the ball short yourself, it is easier for them to tie you up and keep the ball short.  If you serve fast and effectively or return the ball long and fast, they will not be able to push it short.

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