Receiving a long bottomspin serve with backhand

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 9 years ago

Arlen Tan

Arlen Tan Asked 9 years ago

How do I return a long bottomspin serve on my backhand? If I do a simple chop/push, the ball will go too high giving my opponent a good oppurtunity to smash/attack and the only other option I have is to do a backhand loop but they aren't always very accurate and go into the net.

Thanks in advance!


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Arien,

You are on the right track.  The key is to develop your Backhand Topspin Off Backspin stroke.  This will take a bit of time but it will be the best option for you.

One of the things I find helps is that if your opponent is serving a lot of these serves, take half a step away to get into your ready position.  This will give you a little more time and will put you into a better position to make the stroke.


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