How to return heavy side spin serve

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 9 years ago

oska corkhill

oska corkhill Asked 9 years ago

I'm having trubble returning this serve. He's the best in the island for our age and its really annoying he will also do a side spin chop serve

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Oska,

You need to allow for the sidespin by watching the contact of the server.  If the ball is long then you should attack it with your topspin. YOu need to allow slightly for the sidespin but if you brush heavily over the ball with your own topspin you will counteract a lot of their spin.

If the serve is short then have a relaxed hand and angle your bat away from where the abll wants to go.

We have a dedicated section to this on our Receiving Secrets course on our site.

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