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Hello Aloys and Jeff,
When I make a short backspin serve from my backhand side, if my opponent returns the ball deep to my forehand corner, I woud like to return the ball with a forehand topspin.
If I don't know that the service-return goes deep to my forehand corner, I arrive or move every time too late. Therefore, I am not transferring the weight to the right before the topspin and the legs position is not good before the stroke.
In the reverse situation,if i serve from the middle of the table, if the service return comes back deep to my backhand, i don't have a real problem to react quickly and move to the backhand to do a backhand topsin.
I do not understand why I can not react quickly when the ball comes into my forehand corner.
Do you know if I can fix this problem and how? As I am 54, I wonder if this is a problem due to age (and I hope it isn't !)
Thank you in advance for your reply
It isn’t age at all...
It is probably that you are not moving quickly enough into a good ready position straight after you serve from the backhand corner.
Just examine your balance as soon as you make the serve and see if you are in a good ready position to move and react to the ball no matter where it comes. When you are serving from the middle you may be naturally moving into a more balanced position.
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