Last updated on 01-Mar-2012 04:58:23 AM
Hi Jeff and Alois,
a very happy new year to both of you.
i was playing vs. one of the opponents who was really spinning the ball sideways- a lot of side spin.
i found that it was easier to return the serves when i was playing with the spin.
e.g. i am right handed so if a right handed player serves a normal sidespin pendulum serve to me and a long serve, it will move from right to left when i am receiving, i found it very difficult to topspin it with my backhand coz i thought i was playing against the spin. i found it easier to return it by pivoting and taking it with my forehand and topspin it back coz i am playing with the spin, but doing that is really difficult especially slow serves that are long and one has to receive it from below the table.
How can you do that? i hope i have been able to explain what i want to.
Thanks a lot. Would love to clarify if needed.
Some players like the ball coming into them and some like it moving away from them. It sounds like you like the ball coming into you on the forehand. Try getting the feel of hitting the ball swinging away on the backhand. You could try hitting the ball a little earlier so it doesn't get too wide. It is just a matter of doing it often and getting the feel of it.
This can be difficult to start with but persevere with it. It is too difficult to hit that ball with your forehand all the time.