Playing against anti spin rubber

Table Tennis Match Strategy

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Rodrigo Aromas

Rodrigo Aromas Asked 5 years ago

Alois,

I was playing friendly against an opponent with regular smooth rubbers on both side of his paddle. My paddle has LP OX and 0.05 smooth on the other side. First game, my score was 11 to 4. He checked my paddle and changed his paddle to a anti spin one side and the other side is smooth paddle. I lost the next two games 6 to 11 and 8 to 11. My question is to you how do I play him.

Thank you for your response.

Rodrigo


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi Rodrigo,

To play against anti-spin you need to understand the effect of the rubber.  It is a dead rubber that will reverse the spin on the ball.

A simple tactic is to push the ball to the anti spin and then the ball will come back to you with topspin.  That is the ball you can attack.

The other issue is that he should not change rackets in the middle of a match.  This is not allowed.  You are only allowed to change rackets if you break the first one accidentally.

For our Premium members we have a lesson on Playing Against Antispin in our Match Strategy section.  To join the Premium membership you can go to the My info link at the top right of the website.  Once you are a Premium member you will be able to see that tutorial and all of the Premium content on the site.


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Rodrigo Aromas

Rodrigo Aromas Posted 5 years ago

Alois,

An addition to my original question. My LP Ox  rubber against Anti spin rubber.

This is the scenario: I chop push serve my with LP OX.

                              He top spin with his anti spin.

Now the ball is back spinning toward me. Is this correct?

                              What about if he chop it?

Does ball  return to me back spinning?

Thanks for your help,

Rodrigo

 

Thanks,

Rodrigo

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

Hi Rodrigo,

The topspin stroke return will come back to you very flat.  It will feel like backspin.

The push return will come back with a bit of topspin but again it will be quite flat but because of the image of him pushing it will feel like topspin.


Rodrigo Aromas

Rodrigo Aromas Posted 5 years ago

Alois, Manny thanks for your advice.

Rodrigo


Peter Niu

Peter Niu Posted 5 years ago

I thought the anti spin has no spin, and the reversing spin rubber is called long pimpled rubber

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

Hi Peter,

Anti spin works in a very similar way to long pimples and reverses spin as well.


Peter Niu

Peter Niu Posted 5 years ago

Thx Alois

 



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