Returning a Short Pendulum Serve

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 9 years ago

Siddhartha Raja

Siddhartha Raja Asked 9 years ago

Dear Sir,

Please tell me how to return a short pendulum serve.


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb Answered 9 years ago

Hi Siddhartha,

The first thing you need to do is recognise what spin is on the ball. Depending on the serve you have a number of options. If the serve has backspin I would recommend playing a backhand or Forehand Push. If the ball has no spin, sidespin or topspin you could try a backhand or Forehand Flick.


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Siddhartha Raja

Siddhartha Raja Posted 9 years ago

sir the ball has lots of topspin and sidespin and it is a fast pendulum serve and when im ake rrom for hit the topspin i am no way near the ball becuse the ball is very fast

 


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Hi Siddhartha,

If you are nowhere near the ball, you need to watch it more closely as you opponent hits it. The more experience you get at this the better you will be at picking up the direction of the serve early. Once you see it early enough you will be able to move into position. See if you can get a lot more practice against this type of serve.


Siddhartha Raja

Siddhartha Raja Posted 9 years ago

excellent sir as you tell me i see the ball very carefulluy and watch where the ball hit i get into position and return the serve easily


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Great to hear.



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