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I am practicing table tennis for at least 3 times a week. Always trying to get my technique and serves better. Now the problem is that on the weekends I play against an opponent who does not practice but just plays on Sundays. He does not have a proper technique to play but somehow always manages to get the ball on the table. He uses a very heavy backspin serve which is also really close to the net so I have to push it back but usually after a few pushes he can just smash it down. I am a much more experienced player and I know my techniques are better but I am just not used to playing this kind of style, he usually does not do any forehand topspin strokes but just waits for me to push the ball back too high and then somehow manages to shoot it the way that either I don't get it back or I get it back too high so he can continue the attacking. He does not have a proper technique to even make the forehand topspin stroke which makes me even more frustrated since I know I can attack the ball better.
What should I do against this? Should I learn to do the banana flick in order to attack the low backspin ball back?
This can be frustrating. The first thing is to keep focusing on your technique and getting it better. The reason that good technique is good technique is because it will allow you to progress further with your game. Other technique is OK for now but it has limitations with how much you can improve with it.
It may take time but keep your focus.
Also take a look at this previous question and PingPod on the topic of the Ping Pong Zone.
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