Tactics against a better player

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 9 years ago


MAAZ ASAD Asked 9 years ago

Thanks to your Answers to my questions, i have been able to reach the finals in the school table tennis tournament.

Now i have to face a great player.. can you give me some advice on tactics on how to beat him.  He has good but weak backhand, good backhand serve and smashes on forehand side.

I think doing a reverse pendulum serve which is long, fast and with a lot of spin will earn me some points. 

I have good backhand and forehand smash, good backhand and forehand topspin

help me!!!!!!

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Maaz,

You have already identified a couple of things.  Without me seeing him play it is difficult but think about exploiting the weaknesses.  Try to make him play as many backhands as possible.

Use the things you have identified.  Then keep the pressure on by maintaining your composure and focus. 

God luck.  Let me know how it goes.

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MAAZ ASAD Posted 9 years ago

Thank you!!!!
the finals is on 7/3/2013, Thursday, that is tomorrow. I would try to request the school principle to allow us to widen the place for playing, then I will have another advantage , I am good at blocking smashes from far off the table and my opponent cannot play with heavy back spin on the ball. If this happens i would surely win the match

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Good luck.


MAAZ ASAD Posted 9 years ago

The finals have been postponed. Date not finalized yet. I will give me more time to practice 

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