Returning the serve

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 9 years ago

tanakrit cha

tanakrit cha Asked 9 years ago

Hi alois

i want to ask you how to do the shortest return of backspin serve and how to return the long and fast serve.

Thank you.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Tanakrit,

To return the short serve with backspin you don't need to use a lot of forward motion with the return.  Just put your bat to the ball and allow the spin to take it back.  What you need to do is adjust the angle of your bat correctly.  This is easier said than done to get it just right.  It requires a lot of experience and touch.

To return the long serve you should use a topspin stroke to attack the long serve.

For lots more tips on returning serves take a look at our lessons in our Receiving Secrets course.


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