Receiving backhand serve with backhand

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 6 years ago

Ivan Markanjevic

Ivan Markanjevic Asked 6 years ago

Hi pingskills,

I cant return this serve:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCbDwBrnbD4(1:50 min) with my backhand I try to push but have too much side spin,try to top spin is have too much back spin. When serve is short its not problem but when its long I can't do a good return. How to return serve?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Ivan,

The serve is long and fast so it is best to use a backhand topspin.

Ii may take quite a lot of practice to get this better.  Firstly make sure you are in a good position.  Often when they serve fast and long, you may be too close to the table to make an effective shot.

Watch the server and when you see the serve going long, adjust your position and get behind the ball.  Then work on the Backhand topspin shot.  You need to cope with the different types of spin on the ball as well.


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