Move blocker away from the table

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 5 years ago

Sumit Saxena

Sumit Saxena Asked 5 years ago

Hi Alois/Jeff

I am good in attacking. But many times when my opponent is good blocker, I struggle in forcing him to move away from the table.

In matches I have seen players force their opponents to move away from the table and than attack to the exposed area. 

How can I move my opponent away from the table?


Sumit Saxena

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi Sumit,

One of the keys when playing a good blocker is to vary the pace.  If you try to hit the ball fast all the time they will get used to the pace and be able to outplace you by using your pace.

By varying the pace the faster ball will be more effective when you use it and force them away from the table.

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Sumit Saxena

Sumit Saxena Posted 5 years ago

YEs I understand that varying pace will help, but how to move them away from the table?

Jean Balthazar

Jean Balthazar Posted 5 years ago

Try to play long. It's much harder to block efficiently when you're glued to the back of the table and the ball bounces close to the edge, as you find yourself with a very small space to put your bat between the bounce and your body.

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