Alex Table Tennis - MyTableTennis.NET Homepage
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Playing against forehand dominant topspin player
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Playing against forehand dominant topspin player

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
GabrielTopspin View Drop Down
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: 08/12/2017
Location: Germany
Status: Offline
Points: 172
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GabrielTopspin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Playing against forehand dominant topspin player
    Posted: 09/29/2019 at 3:35pm
Hello how can i play against a forehand dominant topspin player, ? - and a tacky slower rubber on the backhand ?

He has a strong forehand and a tacky rubber on the backhand, on the backhand to balls come very slowly and disrubt my rhytm. Does this rubber has an disadvantage, play with more spin against the tacky backhand ?

And how can i stop his forehand, play short mostly on the recieve and long too his forehand as changeup, and hold him mainly on the backhand and middle ?

Thank you very much.
Back to Top
blahness View Drop Down
Premier Member
Premier Member
Avatar

Joined: 10/18/2009
Location: Melbourne
Status: Offline
Points: 3207
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote blahness Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09/30/2019 at 7:20am
What serves does he do and how does he receive serve?
-------
Hurricane Long 5

FH: Hurricane 8
BH: TinArc 5
Back to Top
NextLevel View Drop Down
Premier Member
Premier Member
Avatar

Joined: 12/15/2011
Location: Somewhere Good
Status: Offline
Points: 13092
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote NextLevel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09/30/2019 at 9:50am
Originally posted by GabrielTopspin GabrielTopspin wrote:

Hello how can i play against a forehand dominant topspin player, ? - and a tacky slower rubber on the backhand ?

He has a strong forehand and a tacky rubber on the backhand, on the backhand to balls come very slowly and disrubt my rhytm. Does this rubber has an disadvantage, play with more spin against the tacky backhand ?

And how can i stop his forehand, play short mostly on the recieve and long too his forehand as changeup, and hold him mainly on the backhand and middle ?

Thank you very much.

The only general strategy is that you have to go to his forehand and then put the ball back on the backhand side to force him to transition.  Also helps if he likes to pivot.  But in general, every player is specific and looking for disadvantages the way you are fails to take into account the playing levels involved.  Things like serving short and opening against long balls and looping aggressively with the forehand work against everyone but you just have to be precise with quality and placement.  If someone is giving you a slower ball, adjust to the tempo and maybe play closer to the table, nothing special about it.
I like putting heavy topspin on the ball...
Carbonado 190
FH: Tibhar MX-K 2.1 B
BH: Tibhar MX-K 2.1 R
Lumberjack TT, not for lovers of beautiful strokes.
Back to Top
pitigoi View Drop Down
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: 06/19/2015
Location: Illinois, USA
Status: Offline
Points: 151
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pitigoi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09/30/2019 at 12:52pm
There was an earlier post about how FZD had the following strategy vs Ma Long: open with a slow spinny loop to Ma Long's BH, and then kill the return (by a more off-the bounce more direct shot, with both FH and BH). It may work.
Right hand: Stiga Allround NCT (74g) /Rasant Grip max/Talon OX red (total 135g)
Left hand: Stiga Allround WRB (71g)/Vega Europe max/Innova Ultra Light max (total 153g)
Fitness Friendship Fun
Back to Top
Skyline View Drop Down
Premier Member
Premier Member


Joined: 07/01/2007
Status: Offline
Points: 3781
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Skyline Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/02/2019 at 6:49am
In general fh dominated players who step around a lot have problems shirt forehand, wide forehand and then back to wide backhand.
Back to Top
JohnnyChop View Drop Down
Gold Member
Gold Member
Avatar

Joined: 05/02/2010
Location: Toronto
Status: Offline
Points: 1101
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JohnnyChop Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/02/2019 at 9:51am
Originally posted by Skyline Skyline wrote:

In general fh dominated players who step around a lot have problems shirt forehand, wide forehand and then back to wide backhand.

I am FH dominated and also slow so i can tell you this is true! 

If his BH shots are weak then keep going to his BH until he starts to step around then vary your placement from short FH, wide BH and wide FH. 

Generally when i play players my level, I feel like I can get to the first shot with my FH no matter where it is placed but when placement start to vary. After that, it gives me a lot of trouble    
Nittaku Fastarc G1 Butterfly Cypress Max
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.01
Copyright ©2001-2018 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.063 seconds.

Become a Fan on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Web Wiz News
About MyTableTennis.NET | Forum Help | Disclaimer

MyTableTennis.NET is the trading name of Alex Table Tennis Ltd.

Copyright ©2003-2019 Alex Table Tennis Ltd. All rights reserved.