How to FISH your way to victory

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In this video, I explain how you can use fishing shots to win points.

Fishing is where you are forced back from the table, but keep returning your opponent’s attacks with medium height balls.

The purpose of fishing is to stay in the rally, until your opponent makes an error or plays a weak shot which you can counter attack.

Fishing is a useful skill to develop. There are always occasions when you are forced away from the table. If you can fish well, you always have a chance to win the point, even when you are on the back-foot.

Thanks to coach Ferenc Horvath for showing us his fishing skills. For more information about Ferenc and his coaching services, go to the Paragon Table Tennis website

Posted on 10/05/2023

1 thought on “How to FISH your way to victory”

  1. Hi, and thanks for another great video. Regarding moving back from the table, I’ve never quite understood under what circumstances that should happen? I know that contemporary table tennis coaches encourage players to stay at the table whenever possible, counter hit or block, even if the opponent is hitting hard, but stay there as long as possible. Yes, when my opponent gets a slow high ball from me that he/she is about to smash, I know that I should move back, but what other circumstances make it better to retreat?


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