Sidespin serves

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 9 years ago

Martin Coronel

Martin Coronel Asked 9 years ago

hi alois

i have a friend that has a heavy sidespin serve but i do not know how to return it with a topspin.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Martin,

Wait till the ball comes long on the table and then use the Forehand Topspin Off Backspin technique to return the ball.  Brush through the ball fast.  This will negate the sidespin on the ball to a certain extent.  If the ball is going off to the side still then adjust the angle of your bat to face the opposite side.  Still make sure you are maintaining correct technique with the stroke though.

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