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I played against a player in my league that had a very heavy side spin serve that he was alternating the spin variation. I couldn't deal with the side spin or the topspin side spin variations. How do I deal with both of those?
Are you able to tell the difference between the serves as he hits the ball? This is the first step. You need to see the difference between the sidespin and the topspin sidespin. With the topspin variation, the player will brush up the back of the ball more. It does take practice to get used to seeing these variations.
Once you can tell the difference, you need to close the angle of your bat more when returning the topspin variation. If the ball is served short, I would recommend flicking the ball. If it's long then try to topspin the ball.
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