How to return a backhand sidespin flick

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 8 years ago

Jeremy Tang

Jeremy Tang Asked 9 years ago

Hi Alois I had  extreme difficulties in returning a spinny backhand sidespin flick after my serve.I will need your advice in how returning properly the backhand sidespin flick with my backhand.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Jeremy,

I think the best way is to make a topspin.  You need to allow for the sidespin but it also will feel like there is some backspin on the ball.

Make sure you move back after serving to give yourself some space and time to make the topspin.


Notify me of updates
Add to Favourites
Back to Questions

Thoughts on this question

Jeremy Tang

Jeremy Tang Posted 9 years ago

Thank you for the advice. However most of the best players in my country do a backhand block to return a spinny backhand flick. Can you help me in how to return a backhand flick with a backhand block. Thanks 

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

If the ball has topspin and sidespin then you can block it.  You just need to allow for the sidespin by adjusting the angle of the bat.  It will feel like it hasn’t got as much topspin because of the sidespin.


Jeremy Tang

Jeremy Tang Posted 9 years ago

Thanks for the advice. I would like to know if I can do a fast backhand against a spinny backhand flick.Thanks for replying me 

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

You can do that if you use good topspin technique and have good position.



Become a free member to post a comment about this question.