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Backhand Topspin against Backspin
Chee: Hi Alois and Jeff! Last time i asked you all if i can do sidespin on the pendulum serve and i finally worked it out! I am now trying to get that sidespin pendulum serve well so that i can trick my opponents sometimes in my competition next year!
Mark: I have a carbon blade, and have opted for 1.5mm sponge rubbers to slow the setup down. However, while I have good control of some shots, I think I might be missing control on others. Should I be thinking about increasing the sponge thickness?
Steve: hi, my Problem is to use the forehand. When I Play forehand Topspin, backspin or others in Training, it is not a Problem. In a match I only Play backhand (Long pimples). I´m unable to make a Point with forehand. What can I do in Training?
Marv: I see that the professionals crouch down very low when preparing to receive a serve, but they always move before the ball is actually served, and receive the serve in a much taller stance. Why do they get so low when they never receive from there?
Dieudonné: Hi, favourite Olympians. I have a little trouble with somewhat high balls on my backhand. Do you think it's ok to push them rather than topspin them? Do professional players do that?
Chee: I just knew that Alois was an olympian coach and Jeff is an olympian. Never knew that until now. Good luck for next year"s games!
Dieudonné: Hi again. I noticed players like Zhang Jike bend their knees as they return a fast ball with a quick close-to-the-table counter-attack? Is bending the knees a necessary part of the technique?
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