Sidespin serve return

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 3 years ago

Ram Gilaka

Ram Gilaka Asked 3 years ago

Dear coach

I have a problem to return a side spin serve when it is to my back hand corner. I can handle it when it is to forehand. I end up messing if it is to my backhand especially when it is a fast side spin serve.

Can you please suggest some options..

Thank you


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 years ago

Hi Ram,

The first thing is to make sure you get into a good position to make the return.  Often this serve will go to one side of your body.

Then you can work on making a topspin return if you can off the fast serve.

If you can make a topspin brush the ball quickly to negate the sidespin on the ball.

Take a look at this tutorial as well Returning a Long Sidespin Serve.


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Ram Gilaka

Ram Gilaka Posted 3 years ago

Thank you Sir!

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