Receive hard spin from serve

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Last updated 7 years ago

Manshay Wadhwa

Manshay Wadhwa Asked 7 years ago

When I receive a hard spin from serve, many a times when i want to play the backhand it goes outside of the table what should i do?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Manshay,

If the ball is often going out past the table focus on getting more topspin so that the ball can dip onto the table.  Focus on getting a really fast brushing action on the ball to counter the spin that is on the serve as well.

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Nicolas Matthew

Nicolas Matthew Posted 7 years ago

If it is a topspin serve to your backhand, closed bat angle is important. You might even want to try a flat smash with your backhand with almost similar look to the banana flick. If it is a long ball to your backhand. You can counter topspin it, you just need to adjust your bat angle and body position well. Hope this helps :)

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