Playing with a hard bat

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 3 years ago

craig beuttler

craig beuttler Asked 3 years ago

Hi Alois,

I just want to thank you for your fast response and wonderful advice and video. I do have one more question.  Do you have any videos or advice on playing true hardbat? I love playing with a hardbat but there doesn't seem to be much instruction on strategy or stroke technique. Any input would be great.

Thanks again.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 years ago

Hi Craig,

We don't have one on using a hard bat.

As far as advice I guess the easiest thing to do with it is defend.  You can use the hard bat well for defence and use the strokes of Forehand Chop and Backhand Chop

If you want to attack with it then you can use it but think about really opening up the angle of the bat to do the strokes.  The basic strokes that we show will still work but by opening up the angle you will be able to lift the ball.  There is not as much margin for error as you would have with an inverted rubber as you can't generate mush topspin with the hard bat.

If you do use it you will find that others may find it difficult to play against it as it is out of the ordinary.



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craig beuttler

craig beuttler Posted 3 years ago

Thank you for the tip. I'll try to play with a more open bat angle.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 3 years ago

Great. See how you get on. 

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