Returning A Heavy Spin Serve

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 6 years ago

Mike Deubig

Mike Deubig Asked 6 years ago

I played a 2500+ player in the handicap event, I read and returned his first serve which was topspin and scored a point. But he began serving was side under and it was pretty low. I tried lifting but the ball had so much spin it would drop into the net. I tried pushing, same result. How to you return a low side under with heavy spin on your forehand side? I'm a lefty by the way, and the guy I was playing was right handed.  


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Mike,

To lift that really heavy backspin firstly make sure you have your bat very open, facing the roof.  Then if it is really heavy and the ball is still not going over the net, as you come through with the stroke just lift your bat up a little as well.

As you feel more comfortable, focus on keeping your hand relaxed as well.  This will also help to absorb some of the spin.


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