Returning a serve with heavy sidespin

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 12 years ago

Tim Yearneau

Tim Yearneau Asked 12 years ago

Hello, I played against a player who used heavy side spin, I attempted a short push but when the ball hit my bat it shot straight to my left.  I lost many points.  What is the best way to handle this kind of serve?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 12 years ago

Hi Tim,

If the ball is shooting off to the left like this you need to change the angle of your bat on the return.  You don't need to do much else just find the right angle for the ball to go back straight.  It is like a rudder steering the ball back onto the table.

In our DVD called Receiving Secrets Revealed DVD we go through a lot of principles of returning serve.  You can purchase it through our site.  We post them out all over the world.  This will help you to gain a deeper understanding of returning spin.

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