Attacking a low Backspin Serve

Table Tennis Service Return

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Ryan Bhattacharya

Ryan Bhattacharya Asked 2 years ago

Is it possible to attack a Low Backspin Serve which is on the table? I can Flick the ball backhand when it bounces a little bit over the net. But, I tend to Lift it or Push it when I get a Low Backspin Serve. 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 2 years ago

Hi Ryan,

It is possible to attack the low backspin serve but there is more risk.  Most players that want to attack that ball will use the Backhand Sidespin Flick or Banana Flick which makes it easier to lift the backspin.

Take a look at the tutorial and see if you can implement the stroke.


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Ryan Bhattacharya

Ryan Bhattacharya Posted 1 year ago

Yes, I think the risk you are mentioning is not always proper brushing of the Ball during the Flick. I tend to push it deep with heavy backspin using wrist. Hope that is a good usage of serve.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 1 year ago

If you add the wrist you will get some more topspin to make the flick safer. 

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