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Tip of the Day - Use Quick, Deep Pushes to Set Up Your Attack

By Larry Hodges | Sept. 25, 2013, 9 a.m. (ET)
Larry Hodges

Use Quick, Deep Pushes to Set Up Your Attack

Many players use pushing as a neutral "sparring" shot. Instead, use it as a weapon. There are many ways to do this, but one way is to push quick, fast and deep, usually to the opponent’s wide backhand. Most opponents will be caught off guard if done properly. If they attack, they will often make either a weak shot or miss entirely. If they don’t attack, their return push will be from deep on their side of the table – so they will have less angle to go for, and you’ll have more time to set up your own attack.

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