Reading spin

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 7 years ago

joey wilson

joey wilson Asked 7 years ago

hi.  I've been primarily trying to read spin based on which way my opponent swings his paddle. I do pretty well adjusting the angle of my paddle when opponent serves but when things really start moving hard and fast there just isn't time to think.  I do great at home practicing spin with my robot cause I know what's coming. 

One of the the club players I play with just destroys me with his fast, hard and heavy spin.  He is not a conventional player and swings really weird.  He spins all the time and I can't keep up. Drives me crazy.  

Do I have to just grit my teeth through it all and bare the burden of humiliation.  



Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Joey,

Returning spin is probably the most frustrating part of the game initially but also one of the best parts because it makes Table Tennis really unique.

As you are a Premium member you can take a look through the tutorials in the Receiving Secrets section.  In there you will gain a lot of tips on returning spin.

One of the most important things though is to make sure you get as much experience as you can returning different players' spin serves.  This variation will help to build up the data bank of information so that you don't have to think your way through it but instead can react naturally.

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joey wilson

joey wilson Posted 7 years ago

Thanks.  I'll keep working on it.  Any other comments are welcomed 

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