Playing short pimpled rubber

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 9 years ago

Ajay Negi

Ajay Negi Asked 9 years ago

The oponent that I was playing was using a short pimpled rubber on the back hand and a regular rub on the forehand. When he was hitting chop with his pimpled rubber my return were going high on the net and he was killing it with his forehand. I want to know when my rturn was going high?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Ajay,

The pimples doesn't generate as much spin as the normal rubber.  So when he does a push stroke it looks like it has backspin but it doesn't have much.  Therefore you need to play it like it is a no spin ball.


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Ajay Negi

Ajay Negi Posted 9 years ago

I will try this in my next game tommorow as I will be playing doubles against him. thanks a ton for this advice.


Ajay Negi

Ajay Negi Posted 9 years ago

Just wanted to update you! I played against the short pimpled rubber oponent and I managed to win one set though I lost the game. To me it seemed that as I haven't played much against people who play with pimpled rubber that is what made the difference as I was not able to change my game and doing the same mistake. I was playing chop against his backspin and the ball was going high. I also tried hitting loops and topspins but that also did not work. Playing push did work but as said that I ended up playing my normal game that is more of offensive and third ball attach whcih made the difference. But for sure your suggestion did help a lot.

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Hi Ajay,

Good to hear you have made an improvement.  YOu are right , you probably need to play against it more often before you feel really comfortable against it.  Keep going with it.  Let me know of your progress or if you need any other help with it.



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