Returning a spinny serve

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 11 years ago

Mahmoud Ahmed

Mahmoud Ahmed Asked 11 years ago

When the player against me play a spinny serve I don't know how to return it because when I return it I return it were he can shoot it so I want to know how to return it where he can't shoot it? Please I need your answer.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 11 years ago

Hi Mahmoud,

This can be frustrating... I know...

The best thing is as you get used to the spin they are putting, then you can alter the angle of your racket a little more to get the ball to go where you want it to.

The change in direction comes from just an altering of the angle of your racket.  Don't try to do too much to the ball by spinning it back.

Learning to place the ball takes a lot of time and practice.  Try to get as much practice time with a partner with good serves and you will start to improve this skill.

We have a course on Receiving Secrets that will help you to learn the principles of returning spin serve well. This is available to our Premium members.

Notify me of updates
Add to Favourites
Back to Questions

Thoughts on this question

Reynel Obordo

Reynel Obordo Posted 11 years ago

Yeah its very frustrating...but it takes time to analyse, you can lose points but if you getting that point as you know how to return that serve 

mat huang

mat huang Posted 11 years ago

practise makes perfect...not really but train hard

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 11 years ago

Perfect practice makes you very good anyway.

Parakram Basnet

Parakram Basnet Posted 11 years ago

Absolutely buddy, when i first started receiving spinning serves, i couldnt even land the ball on the other side. it used to fly off. but then i practised hard and now i can receive any kind of serves easily... so keep practising as to be true, practise makes a fan PERFECT :)


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 11 years ago

Good work Parakram.

Parakram Basnet

Parakram Basnet Posted 11 years ago

it's all thanks to pingskills coach. And sorry for the errors *man* :)

Become a free member to post a comment about this question.