Returning Ma Lin serve

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 10 years ago

Evan Lab

Evan Lab Asked 10 years ago

I recently watched your video on how to do this serve(which was quite helpful), but I have also played with people who are capable of doing it. This is a serve that I can never seem to return. So my question is "What do I do when faced with the Ma Lin Serve?"

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Evan,

Because the ball is travelling slowly it is best to play the ball short back.  Use a push stroke to do this.  You need to open the face of your bat up to allow for the backspin.  You won't need too much forward movement with your bat because the heavy backspin when it hits your rubber will take the ball back to the other side. 

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