Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 11 years ago

Abhiyan Bhusal

Abhiyan Bhusal Asked 11 years ago

Hi pingskils,i saw your videos with fore and backhand flick but how to flick a service with fore and backhand that contains heavy backspin and the ball level is rather low?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 11 years ago

Hi Abhi,

If the ball is low with backspin you should push the ball.  The flick is too risky with that type of ball.  If you do want to try it you can have a more vertical stroke with the flick and add a bit of topspin to get the ball up and down quickly.

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Abhiyan Bhusal

Abhiyan Bhusal Posted 11 years ago

thanks alois..it works..

bertus bertus

bertus bertus Posted 11 years ago


On a low, short underspin serve you could also try to scoop the ball over the net. Don't make the ball go to high ofcourse, but it could be a suprise move for your opponent. But be alerd if you do this because a good attacking opponent could attack strongly on this move.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 11 years ago

Glad it has helped Abhiyan.

aahel Guha

aahel Guha Posted 11 years ago

on a heavy backspin ball you should never flay the forehand flick because neither would you be able to get much power nor much topsin to trouble your opponent and a good opponent will defenitely kill that kind of ball.You are better of trying the backhand flick as it is easier to get enough topspin on ball.that is the reason many of the modern players move to their forehand and do the backhand flick.

Abhiram Reddy

Abhiram Reddy Posted 11 years ago

Hey aahel i think we should generally not put any topspin on a flick but hit it flat . i prefer using the backhand flick because the wrist movement involved makes it easier to lift the ball.

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