Dealing with a high spinning ball

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 1 month ago

Peter Aumord

Peter Aumord Asked 1 month ago

When someone returns a ball off and  from under the table high and with side spin. How do you deal with it?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 month ago

Hi Peter,

The main thing is to utilise the time that the ball is in the air to move into position.

When the ball is high, move to a more side on position and get your racket up around shoulder height.  Then it is a matter of really watching the flight of the ball to see which way the ball is going to spin.  Initially this may be difficult but it will become an easy thing to recognise after you have done it a few times.  The ball will spin left or right, so make sure you adjust your legs into position to make a strong ball.

For our Premium members we have a tutorial Countering Sidespin Lobs that will also help.


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