Long Pimple Tactics

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 8 years ago

Sasha Savic

Sasha Savic Asked 8 years ago

Hi, Alois

I really need help with something we talked about before, but, it is bugging me very much. You see, I have sometimes a problem with returning the serve with LP. I use an OX version, because I couldn't find LP with thin sponge.  I have problems with serve return. My opponent is giving me short side spin, and, when I push, like with normal rubber, he attacks me so fast, I couldn't go away from the table and chop. On the other hand, when I try flat push as you told me, the ball becomes easy to flip. How can I make him harder with my returns, so he couldn't attack so easily.

And one more thing. I don't know much about defensive tactics, but, can you tell me, in general, when to chop, and when to counter-attack when away from the table, because, I am not sure which shot to play in certain moments.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Sasha,

You need to push that return faster and deeper to stop him from attacking.

When you are defending, you need to hunk about what types of shots your opponent is ready for.  Mixing things up is a good idea.  You can attack the longer balls when you are in good position.

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Sasha Savic

Sasha Savic Posted 8 years ago

And when I push those serves, whether it is side spin or backspin, what is more effective, a flat push, like you told me and how Chen Weixing does, or should I push like with inverted rubber, to open my racket and make contact at lower part of the ball? Thank you

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

HI Sasha,

You are thinking too much about all of this.  You must go out on the table and just experiment and do the strokes you want to learn a lot more.  You can get too involved with the technicalities.  The more important thing is to hit the ball.

Sasha Savic

Sasha Savic Posted 8 years ago

OK, main points taken, so, I will give it a shot, and let you know how I am doing

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