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hi Alois and Jeff!
i just completed my final term exams and am getting down to some serious tabletennis!
i just wanted to know how to return a lefty's long serve (similar to he zhe wens) to my forehand corner or wide forehand ... the sidespin makes it difficult too get back on the table and the speed too. how do i return such a serve?
I hope the exams went well.
To return that wide swinging serve you need to get good position first. Move across and forward. To make the stroke you need to allow for the sidespin. So bend your wrist back a little to do this. Make a topspin stroke and really push into the contact to counter the sidespin on the ball.
You can either go wide back across court or play the ball down the line. The cross court shot is probably easier. You need to go quite wide otherwise they will be able to out position you on your backhand side on the next ball.
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