Febuary 1998 Coaching Forum Tip
Alternative Set-up For Wide Angles and Smashes
1. Set up the robot as usual but leave the side collecting net unattached. Make the robot serve wide so the balls will go off the side line after bouncing on your side of the table. Try returning the balls around (not over) the net. Your real life opponents will find them difficult to handle if you can keep the trajectories as low as possible.
2. The robot can produce realistic lobs for you to practice smashing with, but if you want some realistic smashes so you can practice your lobbing, you might need to place the robot on the table surface so it can shoot balls into your table at a smaller incident angle.