How to play an open rally player

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 5 years ago

eugene lu

eugene lu Asked 5 years ago

 Hi coaches,

I have a friend who serves topspin most of the time. His serves are really easy to flick but after flicking, I turns into an open rally battle and I usually lose. I've tried to finish the point with a faster flick but failed. I always make errors. So how should I beat this type of player?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi Eugene,

In this situation, you can mix it up with some long pushes with a bit of backspin on them.  Flicking may not be the answer because it puts him into a good position in the rally.

You could also try placing the ball wider even if it isn't too fast. The extra movement may be the difference.


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eugene lu

eugene lu Posted 5 years ago

But he serves topspin and float serves, isn't pushing a little risky?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

It can be but it is a change up that you can try.  Even stepping back and playing a chop may help.

Johan B

Johan B Posted 5 years ago

Chop block ! : D

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