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      The truth about Nets and Edges!!

      I see a lot of players bitch and moan about nets and edges. I agree of a massive misread shot they can be extremely fortunate.

      However, if you are a brave player (like me) with your positioning of the ball, I play wide and long when I can you are going to get edges. I get a lot of edges. But I do not play like a pussy hitting all my shots down the middle of the table, I am brave in my ball placement, when I get an edge it is often because I have been accurate and played on the lines, in tennis this gets applauded.
      I use short pimples, but this applies to all players anyway, when returning serves and not playing attacking shots (and sometimes when attacking too) one of the important things is to keep the ball low, so it can not be whacked. So if you are trying to keep the ball low it is inevitable you will get nets.

      So one could argue that brave and accurate players get lots of nets and edges.

      Although we all know long pimple players are rubbish and get lucky nets all the time, and have very limited ability in general. Pimple W***ERS!

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      Yup, although I do enjoy etiquette, apologise when I get nets and edges and appreciate when the opponent does the same, I do consider them absolutely part of the game. You won a point because of an edge? Good for you. Matter of fact I actually train for that by always trying to get the ball nonetheless even during practice.

      I might get slightly annoyed when said edge is the result of the opponent shooting in the dark 3m high and it touches the edge of the table but well... that's also part of the game :-)

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      i totally agree with OP.
      also its possible to get back 90% of net balls. Edges are much more difficult to get back though

      this is part of the game, and the player which is the most agressive with placement and spin will have the most edges and nets in his favour

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      Quote Originally Posted by MOG View Post
      So one could argue that brave and accurate players get lots of nets and edges.
      So do you apologize when you hit the middle of the table since you aren't aiming for that

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      Sometimes I aim for the middle of the table.

      I play with a player who just whacks everything down the middle, when you knock with them the ball goes all over the place, he cant put it in the same place for 3 or 4 shots.

      To me he is lucky, he just blasts down the middle and the ball goes all over the place!

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      It's for me about the intention.
      No one cheers for nets in tennis. And edges don't exist. We get shots on the white lines that don't edge and they're fantastic shots.

      It's all about the fact that you tried to play one shot and in turn it changed to a different spin length or direction that the opponent did not have time to react to. I personally appreciate the apology but I will say "no good shot" if it was fairly close to the original or I wouldn't have ever got it anyway.

      I agree with you pimple and anti as well as flat hitters tend to get more edges and nets. I would suggest that if people get too angry about that they need to relax a bit, it's part of the game and predictable.

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      TBH most people I know (myself included but I see pro players do that as well) also apologise when they land an unexpectedly good shot or well placed shot.

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      I play very deep and low over the net ant I do many nets, edges and net+edges.
      Those, who know me, are ok with that and in fact are more frustrated when I land the ball on the middle, or closer to the net.

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      I hit the net quite often when chopping with the LP as the aim is to keep them as low as possible. Probably more than 50% of these are not in my favour as the backspin tends to make the ball travel back to my side of the net.

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      What REALLY ANNOYS me are the opponents who say SORRY when I serve into the net!

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      That's must be forbiden.

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      Quote Originally Posted by killiegradge View Post
      What REALLY ANNOYS me are the opponents who say SORRY when I serve into the net!
      Sorry. I actually am when my opponent makes such an unforced error.

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      Quote Originally Posted by yoass View Post
      Sorry. I actually am when my opponent makes such an unforced error.
      Haha, this is why I try not to actually say anything when apologising in a match.

      A wry smile and a hand up, and let them interpret from the context. So I don't end up doing something that doesn't make sense like apologising for their error.

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      Quote Originally Posted by killiegradge View Post
      What REALLY ANNOYS me are the opponents who say SORRY when I serve into the net!
      This is a crime, I will ask Baal why it is not on the rules sent to us by the gods!!

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      The Table Tennis Gods have passed their judgement.

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      I don't know. I find this a bit flimsy. If you spin the ball well, you can get a decently high arc and never come near the net and if you spin the ball well you can choose to land the ball close to the net or close to the end line.

      Having that control allows you to create wider angles because to create a wide angle you need to be able to land the ball close to the net without hitting the net. That requires a good arc on the ball.

      At the highest levels, I don't see too many players who get a lot of nets and edges. It is kind of rare. So I am not sure I would associate getting a lot of nets and edges with anything too too positive.
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      Spin Everything.

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      Quote Originally Posted by MOG View Post
      However, if you are a brave player (like me)....
      This is too funny.

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      Ha ha Carl!! Self perception, LOL!

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      Quote Originally Posted by MOG View Post
      This is a crime, I will ask Baal why it is not on the rules sent to us by the gods!!
      It is... rule 88

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