How to return side spin serve

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 8 years ago

Umar Ali

Umar Ali Asked 8 years ago

Hi, I wanted to ask how to return side spin because when i play this guy he uses the same serve everytime and cant hit it back on to the table. when i hit it just fly off randomly. how can i get it back to the table. 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Umar,

One of the keys to returning serves is to watch the servers bat and the way he is spinning the ball.

This will take a bit of time to get right, but then watch what is happening to the ball when you hit it.  Try to make the connection between the two.  When he repeats that movement you will be able to adjust better the next time.

Now to counter the spin, you need to angle your bat.  If the ball wants to go to the right, then face your racket to the left and vice versa.

For our Premium members we have the Receiving Secrets series of lessons that all take you through the basics.

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