Sidespin Flicking a Pendulum serve

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 10 years ago

Xariuz Cruz

Xariuz Cruz Asked 10 years ago

Hi Pingskills! I found that I have a hard time doing the backhand sidespin flick to receive a pendulum sidespin but much easier to receive a reverse pendulum sidespin. How to do the stroke on the pendulum sidespin?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Xariuz,

It sounds like you have the technique for the Backhand Sidespin flick.   Now is a matter of getting used to the flight of the ball and the spin on the serve.  You need to think about your positioning to get yourself close to the hitting position.  Then you need to think about counteracting the spin on the ball.

All of these things take time to adjust to.  Everyone likes to return a ball spinning one way or the other.  It is a matter of getting used to all types of spins.

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