playing against a player using penhold?

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 11 years ago


M V Asked 11 years ago


many congratulations to Alois for getting inducted into Coburg Table Tennis Club Hall of Fame.

My question is what are the basic weaknesses of a penhold player? i play against a penhold player and he seems to give me lot of problems probably as he ends up slowing the game down tremendously, with side spin, top spin, short serves and chops, the player is a great blocker as well.

your response to how to play long spinny serves really helped, i have started attacking them and it's working very well.




Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 11 years ago

Hi Manish,

Thanks for your wishes.

The penholders often have difficulty blocking a slower topspin ball on the forehand side as it is difficult to get over the ball there.

The backhand attack is also more difficult if they haven't perfected on the Reverse Penhold Backhand. 

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