Returning sidespin backspin

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 9 years ago

Fabian Duhani

Fabian Duhani Asked 9 years ago

How do I return short serves with alot of sidespin/backspin.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Fabian,

The bets stroke to do is the push because of the backspin.  Open the angle of your bat to allow for the backspin on the ball.  You then also need to allow for the sidespin by facing the bat in the right direction either to the left or the right.  If the ball is spinning off your racket to the right then you need to face your bat more to the left and vice versa.

Often returning these sorts of serves come down to a little bit of trial and error because of the variation in the amount of spin they can put on the ball.

We also have a Course on Receiving Secrets which will show you the basics principles of how to deal with all sorts of spins.


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