How to return a fast and short serve

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 5 years ago

Sribhushanapriya Aithal

Sribhushanapriya Aithal Asked 5 years ago


I usually play table tennis in the indoor sports complex of our college. But nowadays when I try to return a fast serve, the ball just flies out of the table which has a match losing weakness of mine. So I needed your guidance on this matter. How can really return these type of serves effectively?

With regards,


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi Bhushan,

You need to relax your hand.  Just allow the ball to hit the bat rather than trying to push forward on it.  There will be enough momentum on the ball to get it back over the net.  So then you just need to focus on the type of spin on the ball and angle your bat appropriately to get the ball back low over the net.

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