backhand sidespin serve

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 10 years ago

Shripathi ramakrishnan

Shripathi ramakrishnan Asked 10 years ago

hi alois and jeff, 

can you give me any advice for playing a fast backhand side-back/side-top serve? i can play the backhand serve but without the sidespin.

much  appreciated 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

YHi Shripathi,

To return the sidespin you need to alter the angle of the bat to get the ball to go forwards.  If the ball is going to the left then you should angle the bat to the right and vice versa.

To counter the topspin and sidespin you need to angle your bat again either up or down to get the ball on the table.

Return of serve is an art that will improve with time and patience.

We also have the Receiving Secrets Revealed DVD which will give you a lot of information and tips about how to return a vast array of serves and will also give you the key principles to learn about return of serve. 



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Shripathi ramakrishnan

Shripathi ramakrishnan Posted 10 years ago

hi guys, 

sorry, but im not sure you understood my question. i wanted to know how to GIVE a backhand sidespin serve with topspin or sidespin. 


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