Left hander receive a right handers side spin serves

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 8 years ago

Ganesh Chittella

Ganesh Chittella Asked 8 years ago

I am playing against a right handed player , he serves his side spin serves down the table edge onto my back hand and I face lot of difficulty in returning his serves  where I lose most of my points.  Can you please explain to return those servers which are fast spinning down the back hand for a left hander.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Ganesh,

One of the keys here is to move a little to your right to get a better position on the backhand.  I see a lot of players trying to hit the ball from outside the line of their body.  By taking a small step you will get better position and be able to return this.

Because the natural angle you are expecting is across court to your forehand, often the balance is moving over in that direction instead of getting behind the ball on the backhand.  Also by tracking the ball well you may be able to react a little quicker.

When in position you can make a Backhand Topspin stroke.

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