Backhand serves return

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 5 years ago

Haseeb Ansar

Haseeb Ansar Asked 5 years ago

how to return an opponent backhand serve with a certain type of spin that is difficult for me to judge on both corners of the table . The main problem faced by me is that i cant retun that serve from my forehand and mostly the ball goes wide away from the table. My dominant game is of forehand so help me to return that serve from my forehand side

Note : we both are right handed players


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi Haseeb,

The key is to relax your wrist and turn it back to allow for the sidespin on the backhand serve.

Allow your thumb and pointer finger in particular to relax to allow you to get the bat into that angle.

Then aim to your right as the spin wants to take the ball to your left.


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Haseeb Ansar

Haseeb Ansar Posted 5 years ago

Can i have a video tutorial kind of stuff for this because its difficult to understand in words ? 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

Hi Haseeb,

We go through this in the Receiving Secrets section of the site.  There is a lot of detail in there that will help you.



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