Service Return

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 9 years ago

Pedja Maric

Pedja Maric Asked 9 years ago

Hi, Alois and Jeff,

I have a certain issue and I would like some advice. There is a guy who serves side spin and reverse side spin. Now, I adjust the angle of my bat to the rotation, but the problem is, it goes long and then he top spins the ball. How can I keep the ball low and short? I tried a flick even but the ball goes into the net. For example, he is left handed, and serves regular side spin, and the ball goes to my forehand. I tried forehand flick, and the ball goes right into the net. Please tell me what should I do


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Pedja,

Try to get the ball close to the bounce. Also keep your hand relaxed to absorb some of the spin and speed.

It may be that you are not reading the amount of spin on the ball.  Keep giving yourself the opportunity to return these serves.


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