Returning Smashes

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 11 years ago

Harikrishnan U

Harikrishnan U Asked 11 years ago

Hi Sir,how to block a smash or loop which comes diagnoly to me,iam not able to find out whether the ball is coming to my forehand or backhand.what can i do???

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 11 years ago

Hi Hari,

Take a look at this previous question on Returning smashesThis will help. 

You need to watch the ball carefully throughout the rally to give yourself the best chance of seeing where it is coming.


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Curtis Lewis

Curtis Lewis Posted 11 years ago

Hey.  It seems like you are having a little trouble with the "indecision" point.  A simple backhand block placed in front of you should do well.  Always hold the paddle lightly, and move backwards to get into position for a lob against the next smash.  Hope it works out for you.  Good luck!

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