Last updated 8 years ago
Thank you for answering my last question.
I am an intermediate player still practicing flicks and backhand topspin. If a serve is long I usually am aggressive. However, on a short serve with light topspin, I cannot always flick it when it is on my backhand, so I try to give a low push.
I will tend to close my racket a lot to keep the ball on the table. Even if I eventually master the backhand flick and topspin, should I occasionally push the light topspin to confuse my opponent and give him different returns? Thank you.
I think pushing the light topspin serve is a good tactic often. When players serve the topspin serve they are expecting a flick return so if you can give them something else it will be harder for them.
If you are a player that like attacking off a backspin ball then this is also a good tactic as their response to this shot is probably going to be a backspin ball.
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