Attacking very strong backspin

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 5 years ago


STAN HARDING Asked 5 years ago

An opponent has a very strong backspin serve that is fast and low over the net.  It can be short or long.  What's the best way to attack this serve.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi Stan,

If the serve comes long, even if it is fast and heavy, then you should try to make a topspin return.

The stroke that you will need is the Forehand Topspin Off Backspin.  The stroke is more vertical to lift the backspin.  When the ball is coming fast it will feel like it is even heavier.

If the serve is short, use a push stroke, Backhand Push.

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