Last updated on 29-Sep-2010 11:05:09 PM
This is definitely one of the hardest parts of Table Tennis but don't despair.
The easiest way is to keep it simple. Don't try and do too much with the return, but just use the angle of your bat to counteract the spin. If the ball is going down to the left you need to aim up and to the right. Think of it as a clock face. If the ball is going to 9 o'clock you need to aim at 3 o'clock.
This can take a bit of time to get used to and if it is happening in a game you may have lost a game before you work it out. But look at it as a learning thing. You will get better at recognising the spin the more you play. If you can play regular competition like a pennant you will be amazed at how much you will improve.
Good luck with it. Let us know how you get on with your next match.