Why only me?

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D K Asked 5 years ago

Hi PingSkills Team

Through last days,I did a small test. I found out that almost every player around me can use my long pimpled bat to chop far better than me despite most of them never training with it. Am I really so bad or I only see it as much better because I see it from "the other person"'s view?

Most of the players chop spinnier and lower with my bat than me,despite me training with it for years,while most of them held a longpips bat for the first time.

I am usually fully able to play against my own game of my level,though,I am quite angry when everyone around me can do it without training better than me with training.



Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb Answered 5 years ago

Hi DK,

If you only use a bat for 10 minutes and don't play competitive games then you can appear quite good. I think you'll find that once a match starts it much harder for someone who isn't used to using long pimples to use them effectively for an entire match. So as you mention in your question, I think you are seeing them use it much better than you see yourself but this might not really be the case.

Even having said that, it's important to focus on what you can control, and hence you shouldn't worry about other players abilities. Instead concentrate on your own game and enjoyment of it.

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D K Posted 5 years ago

I have beentalking purely about chopping technique.

I tried to serve fast flat serves. Almost each player was able to chop it low and deep. I am not able to do so after 3 years of training.,for example

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

Hi DK,

I agree with Jeff.  Ii is easy to hit that shot in a practice situation for the first time.  Get the into a game and you will see a difference in what they can do.


D K Posted 4 years ago

I have tested with my testing bat (which I am used to as well) against several players of several levels using my competitive bat.
I was not able to take a single set from them despite not being really troubled by the reversal or the backspin.
I am not surprised that a former representation player was able to adjust to my bat within two strokes,but that a hardly mobile child,training 8 months, was capable of defeating me with my own bat while she has never been taught chopping or even pushing...

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