Overcoming your opponent's spin with heavy back or sidespin

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 8 years ago

Johan B

Johan B Asked 9 years ago

You often come back to the point that if you make a really spinny topspin stroke, you will neutralise your opponent's spin, which is for example useful when you didn't quite manage to read their long serve.

Does the same hold true for backspin or sidespin? If you get a really fine and fast brush, will it counter their spin in the same way as a heavy topspin?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Johan,

Yes this is a good way of counteracting spin as well. However the backspin and sidespin is not as accurate as the topspin and you won’t be able to hit the return as fast.  This will give your opponent more time to see the return and counter it with an attacking stroke of their own.

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Masoud Parkho

Masoud Parkho Posted 8 years ago

Hi Alois

Do you have any movie to share regarding to neutralisation of different spins on the ball? It will really help especially in returning serves which we are not 100% sure about the type of spin in it.



Johan B

Johan B Posted 8 years ago

A clip about spin evasion would be nice :)

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Hi Masoud,

The Receiving Secrets section is probably the place to look.

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