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The best player in our club serves and rallies with extreme spin. He hold the racket in an unusual way and hits all shots with the same side of paddle. His racket holding style is similar to the Seemiller style, but, he doesn't grip the handle at all, but rather, cradles the racket in his palm with the thumb across the backhand side and one or two fingers on the forehand side. He said he learned to play with rackets that all had the handle broken off.
His serves and shots have extreme spin and moderate pace. When the ball hits the table it jumps up sharply to the right or left at least a foot or two. Most of the time players hit it off the table.
My goal is to be able to return his serves onto the table in a consistent manner. I'll concern myself with other aspects of his game after I can do that. That would be quite an accomplishment since about 80% of the players in the club can't do. We have several player in the club who have ratings between 1400- 1700 and they also have trouble.
I'll be very interested in your response and will try to implement your suggestions right away.
The principles of returning any serve are the same. It is all about the angle of your racket when you contact the ball. If the ball is going to the right then angle your bat more to the left and so on.
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