Side spin service return

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 11 years ago

Ahtesham Ghauri

Ahtesham Ghauri Asked 11 years ago

Hi Coach,

 Can i play a flick to sidespin serve. Last time you suggest to use your bat like a rudder to steer the ball back. But i want to attack on sidespin serve so what is your opinion about flick

Best Regards


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 11 years ago

Hi Ahtesham,

Flicking a sidespin serve can be a good tactic.  I remember our old coach Mr Zhou used to tell us if there is any sidespin at all, then flick, if there is only backspin, then push.

Initially it is best to make sure you are understanding the spin on the ball by steering it back.  Once you have done that, then tactically in a match you can decide what type of stroke you are going to play. 


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Ahtesham Ghauri

Ahtesham Ghauri Posted 11 years ago

I m really greatful to you for your worthy answer. i wana ask one thing more about this question, if there is backspin with sidespin, for example  pandulum serve then what should i do.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 11 years ago

The backspin sidespin is still able to be flicked.  The safer option is a short push.


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