Topspin a short heavy backspin serve

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Johnny Long

Johnny Long Asked 5 years ago

Hello! When my opponent does a short heavy backspin serve I usually push to ball back short with my own heavy spin.

I've seen players topspins/loop backspin balls, and I wonder if you can do it against a short backspin serve? 

Thanks.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi Johnny,

It is very difficult against a short backspin ball.  You are better to play a short push or you could try to flick.  With the flick, you need to have an open racket and then lift the ball with a little topspin to get it over the net.  The other option is the Backhand Sidespin Flick which is a more advanced stroke.


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