Lars Hielscher blade (10)
Re: help with reflex time
by Rod 14 years ago
The following message (subject: Re: help with reflex time) was posted by Rod, on 1/20/2006 8:06:24 AM:
|Alfie, don't watch the ball, the ball will give you few clues as to where it will be hit.|
First of all,be aware of where you will be hitting the ball, what spin you have put on it (and its effect on your opponents return shot),where your opponent is standing and before he has even hit it, where you think it will be hit as a result of all those factors.
With those factors in mind you should have a fair idea of where the ball will go.
You should then be watching your opponents body position, but mostly watching his blade and arm.Not just the ball, although the 2 should be close together!
Where to stand now depends on where you think the ball will go and on your playing style.
If you are a chopper, you will try and take most things (away from the table) on your bh, so you should usually stand to the right side of the table than you usually would for any given shot. Stand to your strengths in other words.
Be prepared mentally for what kind of spin you think your opponent will be returning his shot with (somewhat dependant on your spin) and where he will position the ball.
Most of this comes from experience and from being quick mentally.