Returning sidespin

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 10 years ago

Poh Boon

Poh Boon Asked 10 years ago

May i know how to cut back with a sidespin serve

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Poh,

If they have put sidespin on the ball you need to allow for the spin with the angle of your racket.  If the ball wants to go out to the left then angle your bat to face the right.  This will counteract the natural tendency for the ball to go to the left.

If you are having problems purchase a copy of the Receiving Secrets Revealed DVD.  This will give you clear explanations and also show in you detail how to return different types of serves.


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Steve Vaugier

Steve Vaugier Posted 10 years ago

Alois,I think there is some confusion (maybe, on my part) on your answer on returning sidespin. If the ball is curving to the RECEIVERS right and the receiver holds his blade perfectly square to the table, then the ball will kick out to the RECEIVERS left; therefore, the RECEIVER should return the ball with the blade angled to the right to keep it on the table. Is this correct or am I totally confused on wording or what? Love this site, Steve

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

Hi Steve,

Now I am confused.  I think we are saying the same thing... but it has been a long day... 


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

Hey Alois and Steve,

You are both spot on! After reading the question I believe you are both saying the same thing.

Keep up the good work on these long days Alois!



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