In this video, I took an in-depth look at how to play against and beat players who use long pimples.
Many players at beginner and intermediate level find long pimples difficult to play against. This is because the long pimples changes the spin on the ball in a way that players are not used to.
But long pimples are predictable. Once you work out how the spin is changing, it becomes much easier to beat long pimples players.
In this video I discuss and demonstrate the following…
- How long pimples work
- How to rally with a long pimples player
- 3 tactics to beat long pimples
- Importance of practising with a long pimples player
What’s in the video
0:00 – Tom introduces the video
0:52 – How do long pimples work?
1:20 – Long pimples chop
1:50 – Long pimples block
2:21 – Long pimples push
2:52 – Long pimples drive
3:48 – How to rally with a long pimples player
5:32 – Advanced rallying skills
6:43 – Tactic 1: backspin serve + 3rd ball attack
7:49 – Tactic 2: fast and flat attacks
8:40 – Tactic 3: Play to non-pimples side
10:03 – Find a local pimples player to practise with