how to receive lethal side spin service

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 12 years ago

abdul adamjee

abdul adamjee Asked 12 years ago

HI TEACHERS COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO COUNTER A SPEEDY CROSS COURT LONG SIDE SPIN SERVICE WHILE I AM RECEIVE IN A BACK HAND POSITION.BECAUSE WHENEVER I RECEIVE, ITS ALWAYS POPS UP AND MY OPPONENT BRUTALLY SMASH IT.

YOUR EARLY REPLY WILL BE HIGHLY APPRECIATE. 

THANKS & BEST REGARDS.

YOUR STUDENT.

AAZAN.  


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb Answered 12 years ago

Hi Aazan,

You need to use your bat like a rudder to steer the ball to the position you wish it to go. By angling your bat you can counter the sidespin.

If your opponent is a right hander and serving the pendulum serve long and fast across court into your backhand then you will need to angle your bat as if you were hitting the ball out wide to their forehand side (or even wider depending on the amount of sidespin). This way you will counter the sidespin and be able to steer the ball to the position you want.

Let me know if this helps. 


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chip Phatak

chip Phatak Posted 12 years ago

Also, you said the ball was popping up when you return it, so you should probably close your racket, and hit forward instead of up on the ball a bit more for this shot.


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