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PostPosted: 06 May 2022, 06:53 
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darucla wrote:
The thing that struck me whilst watching that match (I am assuming that you were in the yellow and black), is that you move very easily. But you seem to waste some energy. You fall back too early and too far, and then have to move back in, and the opponent takes advantage. Also, there were several repeated exchanges, with you sending back nice out-swerving shots from way back on your FH. But the other guy got used to it, and you gave him time (because of the distance) to punish those shots. I know that modern defence tends to lead to this play, but I think you could really benefit from staying a little closer to the table, especially when the opponent is not forcing you back.

I wouldn't like to meet you in a Veteran's match though. I'm probably just jealous because I can't move like that at all now. ;)


Thanks! Yeah that's me, moving around a lot. At some age, it will get hard, but I just lost to a 67 year old at training today who still moves better than most players at any age, so that's hopeful : ) But you are right I think I should be able to win more points with less effort. By improving the serve return and chop I should be able to stay closer to the table. Now I'm used to jumping back expecting a hard loop.

And for the forehand hook shots its a habit I have that I sometimes overdo. In some situations it would be better to just counterloop or fish normally. Some of the players i struggle with actually don't need to move much they just never miss and I cant hit through them :)

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