Return smash near table

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

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Devansh Dubey

Devansh Dubey Asked 5 years ago

Hello sir,

I am having trouble to return smashes which are fast not high. How can I return them fastly. Can I do topspin on that ball or a fast lob.

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi Devansh,

You can try to topspin them back but it is a risky shot because you don't have much time.  You can start by lobbing if you are short of time and if you are in position and feel you have more time then you can think about making the topspin.

Also take a look at this video on I Can't Return That Smash!.  It will give you another perspective as well.

 


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Devansh Dubey

Devansh Dubey Posted 5 years ago

 But sir what can I do when the ball is coming in front of my body. When I have to hit the ball. I mean which is the sweet spot in which when I hit the ball the ball good on the table. When I have to hit the ball. Please suggest.  And if I do topspin on that ball what is the start and finish position of that stroke "topspin against smash".

 

Thank you


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

Hi Devansh,

If you are close to the table and square on then use your was it to turn if you need to.  You can hit the forehand or backhand depending on where the ball is in front of you.  Play the normal strokes that you can see in our Strokes and Techniques section.


Devansh Dubey

Devansh Dubey Posted 5 years ago

Sir what is the wrist position for backhand lob. I want to return smashes easily like jun mizutani.  But in your lob against smash lesson I want to know wrist position and bat angle for backhand lob.

 

Thank you


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

Keep it in a neutral position.


Devansh Dubey

Devansh Dubey Posted 5 years ago

Thank you sir



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