Playing Long Pimples

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 8 years ago

Raghav  Binwal

Raghav Binwal Asked 8 years ago

Sorry coach for not seeing your website (for I was studying and playing TT) . To get to the point I am going tomorrow for a tournament in cadet boys . You see sir I went today for sub junior boys and of course I lost. But that does not matter as I play in cadet boys.  The thing is my match is with the top seeded player. She has Dr Neubauer's long pimple. Last year I was the second seed , and she defeated me 3-0 on the score 11-5, 11-2, 11-8. The thing is I find it extremely difficult to play against long pimple . Sir I don't want to lose again.  Please sir please tell me how to play against attacking long pimple players, who use the pimple side, not for defending, but looping and attacking. Please coach I beg you please tell me by tomorrow morning 12:00 noon.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Raghav,

This isn't a quick and easy fix. Learning to play long pimples takes a while.  You need to spend as long as possible playing against the long pimples.

As a basic tactic if you push the first ball then it will come back with topspin and so you will be able to attack it.  Using the push one and then topspin one tactic can be a good way to start.


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TheLittleYellowBouncing Ball

TheLittleYellowBouncing Ball Posted 8 years ago

Where pimple player gain their advantage is that no one likes to practice against them, so when you go to your club for practice there is probably some veteran who uses them, seek him or her out ask for a hit.( every time you practice) After several practice sessions the lights will come on and you will realise that it is a disadvantage to play with pimples. 


Raghav  Binwal

Raghav Binwal Posted 8 years ago

Coach this time I lost on decider.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Sounds like an improvement.  Well done.



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