Returning serve

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 6 years ago

anoop singh

anoop singh Asked 6 years ago

Hello Alios/Jeff,

My opponent serve me a long serve (its not too long but just long enough for the 2nd bounce to go off the table marginally) close to my switching point. 

I pivot a liitle and return with a forehand topspin..he sees my forehand part open and blocks (block punch) it to hit a winner.. 

I am not sure how to effectively return this.. the serve is low enough so I cannot attack it with much power. This pressure makes me miss my stroke sometimes.. any ideas please...? (my backhand is relatively weak..so i try using my forehand)

May be I can send u guys a video of it..

Thanks.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Anoop,

The key here is your placement and variation when you make this return.  The slow ball can be effective if put into the right place.  Take a look ta our lesson on the Slow Spinny Topspin. This is the stroke you want to be playing.


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