How to play against long pips

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 8 years ago

paul chitic

paul chitic Asked 8 years ago

Hi .. i searched in forum for this question but all i got is how to play with long pips and not against ..

This Sunday i have a game against a guy with long pips rubber and i don't know how to defeat him ..

if you could give me an advice i'll be greatfull.. thank you

By the way , i use a timo boll alc wood and tenergy 05 fx on the forehand , sriver fx on the backhand.. 

good day


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Paul,

I find the best way to deal with long pips is to make a backspin ball to the long pips first.  This will give you a topspin return that you can attack.

We have a lesson on this in our Match Strategy section on Playing Against Long Pimples.


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paul chitic

paul chitic Posted 8 years ago

Hi.. so you say that o should atack from the first ball ? how ? smash or top spin?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

If you can get the backspin ball to the pips then you will have a ball that you can attack.  It is best to play a fast topspin.


paul chitic

paul chitic Posted 8 years ago

thank you Alois .. you really give fast answers.. 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Haha, you got me at the right time of the day.


paul chitic

paul chitic Posted 8 years ago

My luck .. however if i'll have other question i won't hesitate to ask them :) .. thank you again and good weekend !!


Erriza Shalahuddin

Erriza Shalahuddin Posted 8 years ago

I played a LP player on his backhand (his sevice return is extremely backhand oriented) about a week ago. I employed that tactic, but i was still not really get used to the topspin return (my third ball attack still often flied away). Even though i finally get used to it (closing my bat more), i still lost. I must practice harder. :)


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Yes Erriza, the more you do it the better you will get at it.



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