Drills to returning serves

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 8 years ago

Archel Taneka Sutanto

Archel Taneka Sutanto Asked 8 years ago

Hi Alois and Jeff,

In real matches, I really confused with my opponents' serves, especially to diferentiate between the backspin and sidespin serves. But now, I'm getting used to returning the sidespin because I can see clearly my opponents brushing the ball more sideways instead of underneath the ball. So, I found a way to practice service return. My opponents serves through the match until it's done but I haven't tried it yet. Is it possible?

Thank you very much
Regards, Archel


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Archel,

That is a good idea if you are focusing on your return of service.  Nice thinking.


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Archel Taneka Sutanto

Archel Taneka Sutanto Posted 8 years ago

Alright then
How to differentiate between the backspin and the sidespin serves? I see no difference, especially when they're using their backhand. They start up, and finish down below, it really confuses me.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Then you need to watch the contact point.



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