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I played a match this week and the other team's players were all players who used lots of backspin (mostly chop, sidespin serves). I lost 1 match of 3 where I had the feeling that I could/should have done more or something else to beat my opponent.
I posted a message a couple of weeks ago because the push was really not working for me because I hadn't played with decent rubbers yet. Meanwhile, this is starting to work better bit by bit but I have trouble with the heavy backspin, especially the weird spinny effects some players use, especially the chop and sidespin.
1st situation: the ball comes quite short over the net. it seems easy to smash but goes into the low part of the net every time. I start trying to push it but also this only worked less than 2/10. should I just hold the bat completely horizontal?
2nd situation: the chopped ball lands on the end of the table. seems weird to counter with a push of topspin. topspin worked now and then (my technique isn't fast enough to brush the ball effectively I think). should I also try to chop against a chop? In my experience it's always the most easy to hit the same stroke as you opponent did to get the ball on the table.
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In the first situation, you should persevere with th epush. You need to experiment with your bat angle to see which works. This stroke look seasy but is one of the hardest, because it depends on the subtle changes in the spin. The more spin they put, the more you need to hold your bat horizontal.
In the second situation, you should work on your loop against chop. This is an important stroke and one that separates, a medium level player with a more advanced player.
This may take some time to get right, but it is something you can do to improve your game overall so is worthwhile.
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