How to catch a ball

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Last updated 9 years ago

Jeremy Goh

Jeremy Goh Asked 9 years ago

In a video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ojc2nkZjOPM, xu xin was seen catching the ball with no bounce. How do you do that? I try it but the ball always bounces serveral time on the bat first. Is it also foul to catch the ball during competition?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Jeremy,

You do this with a lot of practice and touch.

You can try this by matching the ball speed with the bat speed and then slow the ball down.  Just give it a try.


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Edwin Gosens

Edwin Gosens Posted 9 years ago

would this be illegal in a real match? always wondered


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Yes it would be illegal.


Jeremy Goh

Jeremy Goh Posted 9 years ago

Thanks for the suggestion. Is it easier to do with a chinese tacky rubber or a european rubber?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

It may be easier with a really tacky Chinese rubber.  It would be also easier if the rubber is slow.



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