Short pip out changing direction

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 4 years ago

Robert Stilgoe

Robert Stilgoe Asked 4 years ago

I have recently changed my backhand to short pips out.

Hitting close to the table is fine but blocking angles needs to improve.

Any tips


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 4 years ago

Hi Robert,

Getting the feel of the pimples against a topspin ball can be difficult especially when it is coming to you at an angle or you want to angle the ball.  This is because it has a different amount of grip to an inverted rubber and can feel like it is slipping off the pimple sidewards.

It is a matter of getting used to the different amount of grip on the pimples by doing a lot of strokes with them and especially when you are wanting to change the direction of the ball.


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