Long side spin serves to my backhand

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 10 years ago

Khuong To

Khuong To Asked 10 years ago

Hi guys,

Recently I am having problems with receiving fast spinning long serves to my backhand. I seem to always return it off the table. My other returns are good but this particular type of serve seem to have beaten my game of late. Any tips? Cheers, khuong

PS keep up the good work. You are improving table tennis for us all


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Khuong,

Try to stand a little further away form the table.

You should try to topspin these serves as they are long.  One of the keys to getting a backhand topspin right is to get your feet into perfect position.

If the ball comes very long, try to make your stroke more vertical to lift the ball over the net.  It also comes down to having the confidence in the stroke to play it when the ball comes long.

So think about position and then making the stroke more brushing to spin the ball onto the table.


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Julio Torres

Julio Torres Posted 10 years ago

try to read the spin because if the ball have topspin on it, you can try a block...



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