penhold player

Table Tennis Match Strategy

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Mahezzuan Junior

Mahezzuan Junior Asked 11 years ago

Hi alois,

in my school..there is one player that i really hate bcoz he is using penhold n his playing style similar 2 the infamous ma lin.......aggresive push..n deadly forehand.......laz tournament....he beat me in semi....now...the question..how to counter this type of player...coz when i play against him..i deploy the joo se hyuk playing style...juz defend it.....do you think its the right choice? 


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb Answered 11 years ago

Hi Mahezzuan,

Are you normally a defender? Would you play defensively against other opponents?

If you are normally a defender then I would encourage you to stick with this against this opponent. However if you are normally an attacker then I would not change my style completely because of your opponent.

What you need to do is improve your game so you can return his serve at least as well as he returns yours. Often the key against really good attackers is your short game. If you can stop them attacking and make the first attack yourself, you will have the best opportunity to win the game. 


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Mahezzuan Junior

Mahezzuan Junior Posted 11 years ago

hi jeff.....im usually a all around attacker............

Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 11 years ago

Hi Mahezzuan,

In that case I would not try to defend and chop against this opponent. He will be playing his best game and you will be playing a game you don't normally play.

As I mentioned before, you need to stop him from attacking. You do this by serving the ball short and returning his serves short (or attacking them yourself). If you can stop his main weapon you will be in a good position to win the game.



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