RPB Problem

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 5 years ago

Hurricane_ boss

Hurricane_ boss Asked 5 years ago

Hi there coach!

I am having this problem right now, and that is I am a penholder, and I was used to using the traditional backhand for 2 year and now I am using Reverse Penhold backhand and I can RPB very well but in a real match where everything is very fast I just automatically switch to the traditional backhand instead of RPB. This has been going on for a long time. Please help! Thanks

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago


It is important in training to practice the switching between the traditional backhand and the RPB. Initially just alternate the strokes so you get the feel of changing between the two.  It takes quite a big change in hand position to play the different strokes.

After you start to get used to the changing, then start to work out the best stroke to pay on each ball as it comes to you.  You can get your training partner to vary the type of ball that comes to you.

Finally get them to play the ball all over the table and then each time the ball comes to the backhand make a decision as to which stroke you play.

This will take time and practice.

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