Backspin serve return

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 9 years ago

michel alexis

michel alexis Asked 9 years ago

can I slice (slide) against a mean backspin backhand serve on my backhand , when topspin doesn't work?

same question against a backspin forehand serve.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Michel,

You can push or slice it back.  If you can keep the return short that is ideal but if not then push it deep and fast.


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michel alexis

michel alexis Posted 9 years ago

thanks a lot; more specifically I'd like to know if there are any no-nos with slicing back against slice; do you slice the same way against the direction of the spin or along with it?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Hi Michel,

Follow the line of the ball with your push.  Then just angle the bat to allow for the spin either way.

At the higher level, pushing a long push is a no-no but if played effectively at other levels you can play it effectively.  If they have a strong topspin attack against backspin then you may be in trouble.


michel alexis

michel alexis Posted 9 years ago

Thank you, this is very helpful.



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