Blocking serves

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 11 years ago

michael du

michael du Asked 11 years ago

How do i block a really fast and low serve going to the end of the table? (the ball usually gets to the crossover point near my stomach)

Even though i do manage to block the serve it either goes out or gets high into the air and gives them a really good chance of getting a smash. 

Thanks in advance. 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 11 years ago

Hi Michael,

The important thing here is to get the angle of your bat correct.  Don't try to do too much with the serve.  You will find that a small change in the angle of your racket will make a difference to the height the ball goes over the net.

It sounds like you are often hitting the balltoo high.  So focus on adjusting the angle of your bat so that the ball goes lower.


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