Samson Dubina, shares his insights into which strategies are appropriate for the nine most common player categories: Blockers, Loopers, Choppers, Unconventional players (Long Pips/Anti), Allround players, Short Pips Attackers, Seemiller Grip players, and One-sided players. He describes what your opponent is thinking or strategizing, gives a game plan, and gives you six key points to remember for playing against each style.
Everyone wants to improve; however, most table tennis players will plateau at a certain level – 1200, 1800, 2100, etc… Here are some of the strategies that I have used to advance my table tennis game far beyond my fellow club members.
You have trained hard but you have still failed to win your match. What went wrong? As an offensive player, your experienced opponents were probably able to attack first. In this article, US Team Member Samson Dubina gives tips for how to be the first to attack.
Stellan Bengtsson advises, “Make sure you are aware of the consequences of your serve. If you serve long, step out and get ready for the inevitable long return. Don’t set yourself up for a surprise. If you serve heavy under-spin, be prepared for a short reception or a long push, and so on. Mixing up your serves from forehand to backhand is a good way to change the rhythm of the game.”
Stellan Bengtsson, former World Champ and respected coach, focuses on physical training for the elements of Endurance, Strength, Speed, and Flexibility for improving your table tennis game. He shares his expert knowledge on how to incorporate these important elements into your training regimen to get results for your game.