Hitting the net

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 10 years ago

Aditya Bhattacharya

Aditya Bhattacharya Asked 10 years ago

Most of the time, I hit the net when returning a serve and I end up losing the match. How do I prevent it?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Aditya,

Firstly aim a little higher.  If the return is always hitting the net perhaps they are serving with more backspin than you are expecting.  If this is the case, tilt your bat backwards so that the ball will go a little higher.  If you have your bat too vertical then the backspin will take the ball into the net. 


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