Lars Hielscher blade (14)
Re: help with reflex time
by BACKHAND 14 years ago
The following message (subject: Re: help with reflex time) was posted by BACKHAND, on 1/21/2006 5:36:22 AM:
|Knowing where the ball is going is about controlling the rally. If you are in control you are limiting your opponents options, therefore its easier to anticipate where the ball will go. TT is like chess with a ball. The opening is when you are serving. You have control of how the rally will start. |
If you are a defender, serve long and step back, let your oppo attack and use your defensive skills to win the point.
If your an attacker, serve short and hope for a return you can loop.
In each instance you are controlling the rally, so if you chop or loop the ball to his backhand its limiting his options and is easier for you to read the return.
Its all about being positive.
If your positive you can dictate and therefore making it easier to control.
If you are just playing to get the ball back and see what happens next, it will be harder to read where the ball is going as it gives your oppo to many options.
Things like watching the ball and your oppo's movement and stroke should be automatic and very difficult to explain how to do. It just comes with experience and practice.
I would suggest you decide on what type of game you want to play.
Then get the best equipment to match that style.
Then practise being positive and in control of the rallies, this will then help you to know were the ball should be going, rather than waiting and then reacting. The modern game is so fast its almost impossible to react after the shot has been made, better to be moving and anticipating the return beforehand.
I hope this hasn't put you off.