Returning sidespin/backspin serve with Short Pips

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 10 years ago

Gerhard Mlekusch

Gerhard Mlekusch Asked 10 years ago

Hi Alois,

Somtimes ago I asked you about receiving serves with Long Pips. This time please let me know how to  answer extremly spinny short BH side-/underspin serves with Short Pips. What's your recommandation for Drills concerning receiving servers with Long/Short Pips ?

Thank you in advance

cheers

Gerhard


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Gerhard,

With the short backspin ball you need to really punch through the ball with a very flat bat.  The backspin will kick up off your bat so you din't need to lift it.  Try to get the return deep and fast as possible.

To practice get someone to serve a variety of serves to you.  Try to play an appropriate return off each serve.  This is no different to learning to receive serves with any type of rubber.


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