Best return option when can't understand spin

Table Tennis Service Return

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Joseph Miles

Joseph Miles Asked 1 week ago

What type of shot should I try if I can't tell if top spin or back spin was put on the serve?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 week ago

Hi Joseph,

The main thing is to have a short contact time with the ball on your racket.  The longer the ball is on your racket the more the spin will take effect.

I suggest a sharp topspin stroke where you brush the ball quickly.  When you do this you will be able to generate your own spin on the ball and get the ball travelling more in the direction you want it to.


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Ardak .

Ardak . Posted 5 days ago

Coach, today I used your advice about short contact time! It worked good. I returned many difficult spinny  serves and strokes! As always your advices are like diamonds! Thank you! 



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