Service return backhand or forehand

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 6 years ago

kathy mckelvey

kathy mckelvey Asked 6 years ago

Hi Alois,  should I aways return the ball backhand if the opponent serves backhand and also follow suit with return forehand if the opponent serves forehand. Confused. Thank's for your advice!! Kathy


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Kathy,

It is more dependent on where the ball comes to you on your side of the table.  If it comes more to your backhand side, then use your backhand and the same with your forehand.


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kathy mckelvey

kathy mckelvey Posted 6 years ago

Forgot to mention. This would be for doubles play.  is it the same since the ball is coming to my right side.  So its okay to use both forehand and backhand.  Thank you Alois!!


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

Aha, then it more depends on which side you feel more comfortable with.  If that principle of receiving forehand against forehand serves works for you then that is good.


kathy mckelvey

kathy mckelvey Posted 6 years ago

Okay!  Good to know. Thank you for reaffirming.



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