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Hello Alois and Jeff,
I recently played an opponent who would smash high balls with backspin/sidespin by pulling is racket down on the ball while smashing. As i have never played against this before it was extremely difficult to adjust to. What do you recommend to return this stroke and is it a good changeup option to confuse my opponent every once in a while?
This type of smash is a risky stroke but very effective if they get it on. No real solution on how to get it back other than making sure you allow for the massive swing on the ball the further away you are from the table.
If you get a high ball, just smash it straight. The risk attached to smashing with sidespin are not as big as the reward. It gives your opponent a chance to win the point by you missing the smash.
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