Next level of play

Table Tennis Training and Drills

Last updated 6 years ago

Matthew Fossay

Matthew Fossay Asked 6 years ago

Hi, first i would just like to say thank you very much for making this site and helping people out with there ping pong skills. In just under 10 months i have went from the worst player in my school to the best and im only in grade ten playing against grade 12's. My question is now that im pretty good how do i take my game to the next level? Thanks again for all your advice and support. 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Matthew,

Well done and thanks for your kind words.

A big step would be to try and find a club in your area.  This will broaden your outlook if you can find one.  Then train as often and as well as you can.  These are the two keys to improvement.


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Matthew Fossay

Matthew Fossay Posted 6 years ago

I have one more question for u Alois and Jeff. My smash and topspin are good but the ball has to be a little higher for me to do it and when i do do it it is always a point for me. So my question is either what is an attack i can do for both lower and shorter balls or and good defence that will make thrm set me up more? All your advice and guidance is appreciated thanks, Matt.


Matthew Fossay

Matthew Fossay Posted 6 years ago

And sorry one more thing i think i heard some one say u can attack fast topspin serves but i dont know how so if this is true how do i do it, if i can and should.

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

Hi Matt,

The topspin strokes are the best strokes to play when the ball is low.  Even against a backspin ball this is possible.  Take a look at the lessons on the Forehand Topspin Against Block and the Forehand Topspin Off Backspin.

The same applies when they serve with topspin.  It is best to attack i back with a topspin stroke.


Matthew Fossay

Matthew Fossay Posted 6 years ago

Thank you very much for the help. It worked perfectly and i was able to basically hit everything they gave me with an offencive topspin stroke. It work perfectly just like you said. Sorry about all the questions but if you dont mind i have another one. I encountered a player that did the punch serve as you called it and it was pretty tough to counter i was just wondering how to counter it i was scared to use a fast forhand or backhand topspin against it because the game was close and i didnt want to get out of it and give him the lead. Thanks again for all your help and commens if it wasnt for you i wouldnt be nearly as good as i am today so for that thank you.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

Hi Matthew,

Glad that you are making good progress.

For the Punch serve, if it is long, then you need to topspin it.  In a match is a difficult time to learn this, but see if you can practice it in training sometime.

It is really nice to hear that we are able to help you.


Matthew Fossay

Matthew Fossay Posted 6 years ago

Great answer Alois this is just what i needed i will use it tommorow when i play them again thanks very much for your help!!!



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