One of the most difficult areas for a defender to master is deciding whether to play a backhand or forehand chop from the middle of the table (the cross over point). For an attacker It is a good area to play to because there can be indecision as to which shot the defender should play from that area and ultimately resulting in a potential break down in consistency or quality in the defensive play.
This exercise is designed to work on the improvement of the defenders reflexes, decision making and consistency in a semi regular scenario.
Exercise variations may include:
1. Add Service.
2.If the attacker plays wide twice in a row, you may go free.
3. If the attacker decides to touch short or push, the defender may topspin then go free.