Slowing down

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 11 years ago

Filippo Rotunno

Filippo Rotunno Asked 11 years ago

Dear Jeff and Alois

I will never tire to thank you for the highly dedicated and enthusiastic work that you do. I can honestly say that you have given me a new interest in table tennis.

Now for my question. My style is to stay at the table and try to hit everything early and generally flat. If it works I win but if I find someone faster than me or a good spinner of the ball then I am in real trouble. You need to slow down advise me my friends but how do you do it? Please help me

Kind regards


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 11 years ago

Hi Filippo,

To slow down it could be as simple as serving shorter and placing the ball shorter or with backspin to start the rally.

During the rally instead of hitting every ball as fast as you can just hit one at half pace.  It may actually be more effective than a faster ball because it will cause your opponent to adjust to the pace rather than reacting intuitively.

Thanks for your nice words about our site.  We really love to hear stories like that because that is what we started out to do. 

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