[Video] How to play deceptive shots – with Craig Bryant

[Video] How to play deceptive shots – with Craig Bryant

In this video, top coach Craig Bryant, explains how to change the direction of play with deceptive shots.


When we play our drives and topspins, we usually give our opponent signals as to where we are going to put the ball. An observant opponent can read our upper body movement or our feet position and instinctively know if the ball is going to the forehand or backhand.

In this video, Craig explains how we can disguise our shots better, by using less body movement and more wrist movement to change where we put the ball. This can make it much harder for your opponent to read your shots. It’s a great way of forcing your opponent to play weak shots or hitting outright winners.

This video is brought to you in partnership with Bribar Table Tennis.

Useful links

> Craig Bryant’s website and coaching services

> Tom Lodziak’s YouTube Channel

> More online table tennis lessons

About Tom Lodziak

I’m a table tennis coach based in Cambridge in the UK. I have 70+ free table tennis lessons on my popular YouTube channel. I also have 150+ coaching articles to help you improve your table tennis skills. You can read more about my background on my About Tom page.

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