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Forcing the Pace | Table Tennis | PingSkills

December 26, 2019

Hi, I’m Alois Rosario from PingSkills. Ilia
has asked us a question about when you should force the pace in a match. Ilia’s finding himself getting really frustrated
in a match situation because he’s trying to hit the ball harder. Now in training he’s
having some pretty good success but he’s finding in a match he’s often missing that faster
ball. The question then becomes should he keep going for those faster shots in a match
situation, or in the match should he just slow the ball down and keep the ball on the
table to try to win more points? Ilia, for me it’s always about the importance
of that particular match. So if you’re playing a match where you really want to win the match
and get a good result then you need to play the best that you can play in that situation.
That might mean you need to slow the ball down sometimes. But if you’re playing in a
match situation where it’s more about your development and trying to improve your overall
game then in that situation you should be going for a faster shot. Ultimately though Ilia if you are trying to
reach a high level then you need those little ups and downs along the way and the wins and
losses that you have to take on board if you are going to reach that higher level. If you
are always safe, if you’re always just putting that ball in play and playing slower then
you know that that level is not attainable so there has to be a little bit of give and
take. Go out on a limb sometimes, play the ball harder, try to win the points with faster
shots so that you can improve your overall game. You said that in training that you are able
to play the ball faster and that’s great but to be able to execute it in a match situation
you still need to train it a lot more. Obviously at this stage it’s not perfect. If it was
perfect then you would be able to switch straight into your match mode and be able to play those
balls faster. So go back to the practice court, keep training playing that ball faster in
training. Perhaps you can start to think about putting yourself under a little bit of pressure
in the training situation as well. Just play some points in training and try to win that
point in particular and then see how your body performs and how your body adjusts to
that particular point.


  • Reply 泉しゅうこ November 21, 2016 at 10:31 pm


  • Reply Carlos RealCuts November 21, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Bro when you gonna play againts jeff like a real competitive match and uploud it

  • Reply William Manjarrés November 22, 2016 at 2:17 am

    I hate to play against people who are always trying to be safe and try to slow the ball down just to keep it on the table. I'm a defender, how am I supposed to play against that?

  • Reply Илья Минкин November 22, 2016 at 5:08 am

    I love you guys 🙂

  • Reply サム - Sam November 22, 2016 at 7:24 am

    This really helps I appreciate you!

  • Reply Amogh Voleti November 22, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    How to return a ball when it comes on the edge

  • Reply Aditya Shukla November 22, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Who disliked this great video…..?

  • Reply Ansh Bajaj November 22, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    thanks for your explanations…. i am improving day by day….nd i could play many tough shorts too….

  • Reply HeadShotGotSkillz November 22, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    We dont have a trainer or anything at where i live its far away but am good at table tennis how can i aprove my skills in table tennnis

  • Reply sn varun November 23, 2016 at 11:08 am

    wow that's some great advice

  • Reply Neiss Lim November 23, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    Could you please give me advice on how to return spin shots whether it be backspin or sidespin. Thank you

  • Reply cpt_m0r94n 85 November 24, 2016 at 12:45 am

    hey alois and jeff i cant believe itd been 9 years since ive been following u guys i even won a trophy cuz of your lessons lol

  • Reply WeHaveEVERYTHING ! November 24, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    is wakaba 2000 a nice bat to start with????

  • Reply Daniel sjöberg November 24, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    can you please tell me what racket suits me. i am a penholder and i like to smash and block but my racket isent very good for penholder do you have any suggestion 😕

  • Reply ChazKing November 25, 2016 at 3:41 am

    I found ur lessons extremely useful. i can even beat my own pe teacher at it ^.^

  • Reply MaCy YT November 26, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Hey, i have got a big problem / I cant do the backhand topspin ! I have seen your vids but I cant / The ball always goes very fast when I try the backhand topspin and then it the ball comes way to long

  • Reply sevag berberian November 26, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    I'm a all rounded player and I like playing defense and offense how do I know what to play against different types of players?

  • Reply K EV November 27, 2016 at 2:07 am

    Ghost serve tutorial please!!

  • Reply sevag berberian November 29, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    Ping skills I can afford it THANKYOU for all your help you have helped so much I will contact you with results ??????

  • Reply DPvids December 17, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    can you tell me how to withstand pressure in a match and keep yourself calm and not try to hit faster in a hurry

  • Reply james bird January 22, 2017 at 12:45 am

    how do you counteract spins on the ball

  • Reply Alex Stephens February 3, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    can u do a vid on sidespin plz

  • Reply Brayden Sim February 17, 2017 at 6:26 am

    where to buy a good table tennis bat

  • Reply Brayden Sim February 17, 2017 at 6:31 am


  • Reply Brayden Sim February 17, 2017 at 6:34 am

    I still don't know how to do a serve

  • Reply Brayden Sim February 17, 2017 at 6:34 am

    can u teach me

  • Reply Brayden Sim February 17, 2017 at 6:42 am


  • Reply Aashutosh Gupta March 2, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    Ping skills can u plzz make a video playing with phantom chop hit and top spin it would be a great help

  • Reply Mel canasa jr. March 15, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Question how to perform a strong spin using an loop thank you and big fan

  • Reply Prateek A April 9, 2017 at 2:41 am

    you guys are awesome

  • Reply Prateek A April 9, 2017 at 2:42 am

    you guys are awesome

  • Reply Prateek A April 9, 2017 at 2:42 am

    you guys are awesome

  • Reply Ramya Khandel April 16, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    thank u so much it is really very useful to me

  • Reply Ramya Khandel April 16, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    very well done guys

  • Reply Pritish Thakur June 10, 2017 at 11:52 am


  • Reply smita ghosh June 10, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    (Aditya)Sir can you tell me how to remove nervous while playing a match?
    as I am also loosing from a player who is not playing better than me. Please help me sir.

  • Reply Glacius July 13, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    This is probably not the right video to post this on but can you guys please tell me how to avoid scraping or hitting the table during play? I just bought a pretty expensive racket and I don't want to damage or break it. I encounter this problem from time to time because I play against players who like to play low slices all the time or hit short, safe shots.

  • Reply shariq siddiqui July 17, 2017 at 10:17 am

    what is your age bro

  • Reply Samurai Gamer June 7, 2018 at 6:45 am

    I am not able to counter a smash or power shot in table tennis

  • Reply shreya bedi July 17, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    How to play against long pimple

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