Tips Against Left handers

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 8 years ago

Wayne Sy

Wayne Sy Asked 8 years ago

Hi there coach, I have a team mate who plays left handed and his strength is placement. He is the best player in our school and we all look up to him. But I would just like to know if what are some things I should remember or adjust when playing against a left hander. I usually receive serves at the left corner of the table. But with a left hander being my opponent, I can't clearly see the serve because we are parallel to each other. So I would have to move to the center just to see the serve. is this all right? 

I would also like to ask how can I deal with his placement of balls specially when he is attacking? 

I would really like to have Coach Alois answer this question for me because he is a left hander himself.

thanks in advance..


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Wayne,

Your receiving position is good.  From there you are also at a better angle to receive the serve because he is more likely to serve the ball across to your forehand side.

The other thing is just to allow yourself to get used to the angles of the ball.  His backhand will go wide to your forehand. You can do the same to him though. Also think about your serves and where you place them.

Like anything else it is a matter of getting used to playing against left handers.  You are lucky you have one to train with.

He will have time to place the ball if the quality of your sot is not high.  If your quality is high with either placement or speed then it will be more difficult for him to place the ball well.


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Wayne Sy

Wayne Sy Posted 8 years ago

thanks a lot coach 



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