New style of receive

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 7 years ago

Josef Novy

Josef Novy Asked 7 years ago

Hi Alois,

I noticed an untypical stroke when receiving - starting from backhand finishing on forehand - 

like the one that is played here

Is it anything one should try to copy in amateur level and what is it actually good for ?




Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Josef,

This is an interesting variation of a long push.  It is basically a long push with sidespin.  Try it out and see if it works for you.

You need to use it as a surprise tactic otherwise it will be too easy to attack.

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Jean Balthazar

Jean Balthazar Posted 7 years ago

Looks like something halfway between a long push and a banana flick (bat goes upwards) that helps her lifting the ball over the net (the serve seams to have a bit of backspin).

Nice match by the way, thanks for sharing! You know you'll see something interesting when the video is 55 minutes long. Smiling players, even a little playful at times (especially Renata), attacking style, and for once no Tchooooing! So pleasurable to watch. Will try to find more matches of these ladies.

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