Playing against blockers

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 11 years ago

Kevin Edalat

Kevin Edalat Asked 11 years ago

Hi Alois:

Although I can use backhand or forehand topspin against a blocker,

I ultimately lose the point once the opponent  blocks two

or three times consecutively.  What am I doing wrong?

 Kevin


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 11 years ago

Hi Kevin,

The key is to use variation.  A blocker enjoys the ball coming at the same pace even if it is fast.  You are better off to vary the amount of spin, speed and placement to throw them out of rhythm. 


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