The "Attack everything" mentality

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 7 years ago

Ilia Minkin

Ilia Minkin Asked 7 years ago

Hi Alois and Jeff,

I'm an aggressive player: I like to attack whenever I see a ball long or high enough. Of course, if I'm caught completely out of position, I push. However, I'm not a very good player indeed -- my footwork is not that good and my topspins are not that consistent (especially on "bad" days). Some people see my game and suggest that I should calm down and not try to topspin any long ball. I feel that there is a point in it -- sometimes if I play more passively, I can win more points.

But I really enjoy being aggressive. So what is better for the long-term developement -- still strive for attacking as much I can or play more passive until I get more fit and consistent?

P.S. You website and your lessons are awesome :)

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Ilia,

In general I would advise you to keep attacking as this will be best for you in the long term.

See how it fits in with your body and style as well.  You may be able to win more points now, but I think in the long term and if you play against the higher level of players, it is important to make the first attack.

You could think about making the attack more consistent perhaps rather than too fast.

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