returning sidespin

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 13 years ago

David Rushton

David Rushton Asked 13 years ago

hey pingskills,

I play with other people in my school and tend to be better than almost all of them, and occasionally, a student from another school comes and plays us. however, he totally destroys us, the best score for me was 3:11 against him. he always serves loopy topspin and sidespin. I can return the top spin, but not the sidespin. help?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 13 years ago

Hi David,

To return the sidespin, angle your bat to the side away from where the ball wants to go.

Think about just getting the ball back on the table to start with.  Aim for the middle of the table.  Keep your hands nice and relaxed.

Keep playing against him as many times as possible and you will find it getting easier. 

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David Rushton

David Rushton Posted 13 years ago

As ever, your answers are always appreiciated.


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