how to read the direction of a serve

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 11 years ago

Jake Jake

Jake Jake Asked 11 years ago

My rival opponent that i will be playing soon in the championships has a heavy side spin serve i know how to return it but i have trouble figuring out where the ball will go is their any tricks to anticipate where the ball is going to go because if i can't its gonna be that much harder to win please help me 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 11 years ago

Hi Jake,

The key is to watch the ball very carefully as soon as they have it in their hand.  Then track the ball as they throw it up and it falls.  Then when they hit it you will have the best information and chance to tell where the ball is coming. 

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