Playing against a fast, reliable player

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 7 years ago

Olly Cole

Olly Cole Asked 7 years ago

I am going to play in a competition against a player who has good strokes on both FH and BH but the most worrying thing is his power, in my opinion he is one of the strongest players in the county when it comes down to power. How do I beat him?

I might end up beating him because the last and only time we played I beat him, but we have both changed as players. Also he has nothing to lose as he has only worked to beat me. After the last match, which was a competition final, which ended 15-13, 17-19,11-9,11-13,15-13 so you could probably say it was a close match. I can't remember how I beat him, but any ideas. I know never to be negative into a match but I felt I had to write in a negative way to get it off my chest.

Thanks in advance for the advice


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Olly,

Try to stop the attack from him by keeping the ball low and to his less favoured side, which is probably his backhand.

If you have both changed as players, try to implement your game plan and the way you play best first.  If that doesn’t work then you can think about something different.  In our Match Strategy section we have a lesson on Playing An Attacking Looper which may help our Premium members as well.

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