If your opponent is quicker than you, than the last thing you want to do is let him rush you.
You’ve probably all had the experience of playing someone who plays "different."
One of the best ways to improve your shots is get a good visual image of what your shots should look like just before playing.
A player with good footwork doesn’t wait to see where the ball is going before he prepares to move.
Assuming two right-handers play, a common rally starts with a short serve to the forehand. Many receivers don’t understand the strategies in receiving this shot.
When playing close to the table, you have very little time to make a transition from forehand to backhand shots, and vice versa.
Many players can put good spin on their serves, but it is obvious to anyone watching what type of spin is on the serve.
Many players who wish to have more powerful forehand loops try to do so by really snapping their arms as hard as possible into the shot. However, this often makes the shot less powerful.
Many players enjoy playing from away from the table, and some (especially defensive players) base their game on this. However, for most players, you want to stay close to the table whenever possible.
Your opponent quick hits the ball to your wide backhand, and you can’t possibly get to it and make an effective backhand drive. What do you do?
Before beginning a match, check out the background. For example, many barriers have lettering only on one side, and often it has orange or yellow lettering, which is easy to lose a ball in.
It’s a game of inches, and you have to use every fair and legal advantage you can get.
When you face a new and unknown opponent, you aren’t sure yet how the rallies are going to go. But you can control how the rallies start.
Many of you have had the experience of playing on a slippery floor. It isn’t fun. But if you do get stuck playing on such a floor, there’s a solution.
There are two types of players when it comes to whether or not it is best to know an opponent’s rating in advance of a match.