tactics against heavy pushers

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 13 years ago

nigel hunt Unknown

nigel hunt Unknown Asked 13 years ago

I have played 18 games this season and lost 4, every time against people who have dug in and played heavy/spinny push shots against everything i have done.  I am a reasonably attacking player who get impatient against these players.  I am using Joola Drum on both sides, which is a medium hard rubber and an all+ blade.  Can you tell me what tactics i should try and use against these boring players who enjoy winning over enjoying the game!

Thanks Nigel


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 13 years ago

Hi Nigel,

The first thing is to accept that they are playng a legitimate game, as boring as it is.

Work on your topspin against backspin strokes. If they are totally defensive players, you can take your time before hitting strong shots.

Try to keep them close to the table before hitting the ball fast.  It will have more effect that way.

Many defensive players do not like it when you place the ball into their armpit area.  This is a difficult position to chop from.


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