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Hi Alois should I always flick a sidespin backspin serve with my forehand/backhand and only touch pure backspin serves? Because when I try to touch a sidespin backspin serve it is hard to control most of the time goes high
It is possible and also good to push a sidespin serve sometimes. If you find the ball going to high, focus on relaxing your hand a little more and making the swing of your racket more downward. You need less forward action with the bat to keep it short. In fact at the start almost just let the ball rebound off your racket without any motion and see where the ball goes.
Another thought is that you are slightly misreading the backspin on the serve as well. Perhaps there is less backspin than you are thinking.
The flick is also an option but if you can develop the short push, it will open up a lot of possibilities in the game.
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