(Video) Pushing tactics to mess up your opponent

(Video) Pushing tactics to mess up your opponent

I’m not a huge fan of endless pushing rallies. This a pretty dull way of playing table tennis.

You push. Your opponent pushes. You push. Your opponent pushes. Push, push, push, push, push, until someone finally makes a mistake.

And it’s not very effective when you play more advanced players. If you push too much, play too passively, your pushes will easily be punished by attacking topspin shots.

But it is definitely good to push sometimes. A well placed push can put your opponent under pressure, force them to make a mistake or give you a weak ball to attack.

So in this coaching video I show you some pushing tactics to mess up your opponent, including the short push, the deep fast push and the wide push.

Video length: 07:19


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