Heavy Lefty Sidespin Serve

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 6 years ago

Ben Zhou

Ben Zhou Asked 6 years ago

Hi Alois,

first of all, yes I have watched your How to return a wide Lefty serve video. But what about a fast heavy side spin cross court (usually on the white corner line) pendulum serve? At the  Squad where I train, I can usually beat the guy that does the serve, but the games are always so close because he scores many points with that serve. Just how do I return it?



Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Ben,

First focus on moving across to the ball and then as it is long, make a topspin stroke.  I am assuming this is coming to your wide forehand.  Really focus on getting as close to the ball as you can. As it is swinging away from you, the tendency is to hit it too far away from your body.

If you can brush the topspin heavily this will counteract some of the spin that he is generating.

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