A simple tactic to beat a push-blocker

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In this video I share a simple tactic to beat a push-blocker. The footage is taken from a real coaching session with a player called Martin.

Martin plays to a high standard, but he often struggles to beat a push-blocker – the type of opponent who will keep pushing and then when Martin attacks, the push-blocker will keep blocking until Martin makes a mistake.

How can you beat this type of opponent? I explain a simple tactic Martin can use. Instead of trying to blast his way through, I get Martin to attack to three positions on the table – wide forehand, wide backhand and the crossover position. In particular, I encourage Martin to attack the crossover position and then a corner position.

Posted on 26/10/2022