How to receive short wide serves

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 9 months ago

Jasper Low

Jasper Low Asked 9 months ago

When returning a serve, if the second bounce on your side is going to come off the table by the side, should you return it like returning a short serve(push or flick) or like returning a long serve(loop) because it's coming off the table? 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 months ago

Hi Jasper,

You should treat these like long serves as they are only bouncing once on the table.

Moving to the ball is the first important thing to do so that you are not stretching for the ball.  Then make as good a topspin stroke as your position allows.


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