Placement for a net ball

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 3 years ago

Sai Vignesh

Sai Vignesh Asked 3 years ago

Hi Alois,

Many of my opponents struggle to return a net ball

As it is good to make variations in the shorts you play when I drop it short or close to the net I get a banana flick as a return. Hence net balls work against them better. How to have a 100 percent accuracy for a net ball stroke as when the other player is far off the table too it works effectively.

Thank you coach

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 years ago

Hi Sai,

I don't know anyone that can hit the net and get the ball over 100% of the time.

Just work at getting the ball as low as you can.  If you keep it really low it will make it more difficult for your opponents to make the banana flick.

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D K Posted 3 years ago

Sai,along with Alois's very correct answer,also be sureto not make dropshots or shortballs if the opponents are too close.
And even then,try to choose more effectively where is your dropshot landing regarding the side of the table.

Marcin Lonak

Marcin Lonak Posted 3 years ago

Hallo Sai,

There is no reason for practicing and perfecting to play a netball. Better players get many of the times an advantage when they confronted with a net ball. If the net is correctly tight at the top you have a very little chance that your netball stays low, and also its too risky.


In a way playing as low as possible or as deep on the table as possible can result in a net ball or edge, but in 50% of chances can also miss the table by a cm or the net drives the ball out. I happens very often.

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