Playing against a player with two antispins rubbers

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Dariusz Rypień

Dariusz Rypień Asked 1 month ago

Hello guys,

I've recently played a weird match against a player with antispin rubber on both sides during the tourament. I didn't know how to beat him. I know more/less how anti spin rubber functions but playing against someboy who uses them on both sides was kinda weird. He was also an extremely attacking player and sometimes when I pushed the ball with some backspin on it he then attacked it agressively and oftentimes won the point.  So the question is how to play against such a style? What serves can be the best? So normally I tried to serve long backspin serve, then attack. I noticed that he sometimes struggled with short sidespin serve and missed the ball. After my topspin attack I noticed that the ball had some backspin which I tried to lift, he usually tried to counterhit it. But the question is what can cause them most troubles? Topspining everything or maybe pushing from time to time to relieve the pressure? Is it good to topspin all the time? Or will I get harder ball everytime I topspin after rally exchanging  with him? Some people suggest attacking with forehand/backhand drives but they are not so powerful actually as topspins. :(.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 month ago

Hi Dariusz,

I think you have the basics of playing that style of player.

The only thing I would think about is topspinning a little more if he likes to hit the backspin balls.

If you keep topspinning though each ball will get more difficult.  You can either break it up with a push or you can vary it with a lifting ball with little or no spin.  This will still be difficult for him to hit easily.

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Dariusz Rypień

Dariusz Rypień Posted 1 month ago

Ok, thanks a lot. I will definitely give these tips a shot the next time I play a match against anti-topspin rubbers :).

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