The short pips smasher is often described as one of the scariest opponents in the game, unless you use the proper tactics! You give a weak push – bang! It gets smashed at 90mph! You give a weak loop – bang! It gets smashed at 90mph! You block the smash and it go into the bottom of the net! Wow, how frustrating!
Winning Table Tennis
NEW Coaching Article
By Coach Samson Dubina
A missing key in table tennis is a proper understanding of between-game analysis and between-point analysis. In this article, I’m going to mention the three keys – understanding the problem, finding a solution, and encouraging yourself with the benefit of implementing the solution.
One of the most foundational aspects of the game is a neutral racket position. Until the ball is approaching, you should not take a backswing.
Based on your hit, your opponent’s positioning, your opponent’s racket angle, and your opponent’s timing, you can adjust with your feet… BUT not take the hand back until you visually see the incoming ball or even until the ball crosses the net. How will this benefit you? There are 5 primary ways and many secondary ways it will benefit you…