Backhand to backhand style
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Xu Chenhao has a very powerful and quick backhand attack. It seems that Ma Long lost many points against the backhand of Xu Chenhao.
What is the solution of Ma Long? To avoid the backhand-backhand rally, Ma Long has found a solution. He attacks directly to the forehand side of Xu Chenhao.
Facing an opponent with a very strong backhand
So, today, we will learn a simple trick.
In table tennis, what to do when the opponent has a very strong backhand?
There are a few things you can try when facing an opponent with a very strong backhand:
Target forehand side
Try to target their forehand side: Many players have a weaker forehand than backhand, so try to hit the ball to their forehand side as much as possible.
Mix up the pace
Mix up the pace and spin of your shots: If your opponent is expecting a fast, spinny shot to their backhand, try hitting a slower, flatter shot instead. This can throw off their timing and make it harder for them to generate power on their backhand.
Change the depth
Vary the height and depth of your shots: Hitting the ball too high or too deep to your opponent’s backhand can make it difficult for them to generate power. Try hitting short, low shots or deep, heavy shots to keep them on their toes.
Use angles: By hitting the ball at sharp angles, you can make it more difficult for your opponent to get their backhand into position to hit a strong shot.
Play aggressively: If your opponent’s backhand is very strong, they may be able to control the game by playing defensively. Try to take the initiative and play aggressively to force them out of their comfort zone.
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