Against a defensive chopper the drop shot
can be very effective. The chopper is much happier back away from the table when defending.
So if you can play a drop shot drag them in close to the table that gives you an opportunity
to play a strong ball at them when they are close to the table. To play a drop shot of a chop
it’s important to wait for the chop that lands short on your side of the table. It’s difficult
to do a drop shot if the chop lands deep on your side. Secondly think about keeping your
hand nice and soft and relaxed, keep your bat nice and open and try and hit the ball
as early as possible and as close to the net as you possibly can. To make sure that you
get close to the ball it’s important to move your leg in close to the net. Another tactical
consideration is to make your drop shot to their weaker attacking side. So often the
defender might have a strong backhand attack or a strong forehand attack. So make sure
that you make that drop shot to their weaker side.