The fighting spirit of the opponent is of great interest. For example, is he a player who plays the point up to the last second or he does to let the "lost balls" go? Does he play every point hard through the end of the game or does he give up when he feels that the gap in the score has widen irreparably?
Most of the players change their tactics from game to game depending on the results they have. For example a player, who used a forehand topspin attack to counter the opponent's backhand in the first set, can attack at the forehand in the second set. The player must be ready to counter the opponent's tactics from the first twelve points of the game.
The choice of tactics must coincide with the competitive readiness of the player. The coach is the only person who knows exactly the extent of preparation and readiness of his players. Giving the instructions before and during the game he must seriously consider the readiness of his player. On the contrary, instructions for the use of tactics not well embedded during the training may cause problems although sometimes it would seem useful to overpass some difficulties.
Source: Table Tennis: From A to Z e-book
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