How to attack short chops

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 5 years ago

Devansh Dubey

Devansh Dubey Asked 5 years ago

Hello sir, 

Sir I want to ask that how to attack short and slow spinny chops. When I do topspin on that ball the ball lies down and when I push that ball he quickly attacks that ball. Coach I watched your videos that what to do against backspin. You said that brush the ball vertically against backspin but on short spinny backspin chop what can I do.

Sir what to do flick, block, or push.

Please suggest sir.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi Devansh,

It is best to develop a short push return against this ball.

This isn't an easy stroke but it is an important stroke to develop if you are wanting to move up to the next level.


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Devansh Dubey

Devansh Dubey Posted 5 years ago

Hi, 

Sir but when I push short by heavy backspin he uses forehand flick and by putting some topspin on that ball he wins the point. 

Coach, also suggest how can I block forehand flick.

Thank you sir.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

You need to be able to keep that push short and low.  It will take practice.  If you get the ball short and high it opens too many opportunities.  If he is able to flick easily then the push needs improving.

To block the flick you need to step back quickly to your ready position.  The ball won't have much topspin on it so you may need to adjust the angle of your racket to that.  Often payers will block that ball into the net because they are expecting too much topspin.


Devansh Dubey

Devansh Dubey Posted 5 years ago

Hello,

Thank you very much sir.

 

Coach where I have to push backhand side or forehand side.

Note: my opponent backhand is weake than backhand.

 

Thank you sir.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

If they have a weaker backhand flick then go to that side.



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