Problem with underspin sidespin serves

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 7 years ago

Vipin Jyani

Vipin Jyani Asked 7 years ago

Hi Coach, 

I am a very attacking player who like to smash opponents serve. Normally i can smash sidespin serves if it doesnt have heavy backspin however problem is when there is heavy backspin it either goes out or hit in the net.

Please advise how to smash/loop them or should i just push them back somehow on the table?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Vipin,

You need to play a topspin stroke on this return.  The backspin will drag the ball into the net an make the smash very low percentage.

Take a look at this previous video response to a similar question, Options Against a Long Backspin Serve.

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