Best service return

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 4 years ago

Rodrigo Aromas

Rodrigo Aromas Asked 4 years ago


I'm modern defender and I have combo blade with long pips ox and smooth rubber 1.7 mm. What is the best service return against short backspin? Is it push, loop or flip? Most of the time, I push and start learning how to flip. Can I loop also? What I do know is that loop when the backspin is long. Thank you in advance for your advice.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 4 years ago

Hi Rodrigo,

IF the serve is long then you can topspin but as a defender you can also chop the ball low and long using either the rubber or pimples.  You can change this up.

If the serve is short you have options of a fast push with either rubber or a short push.  You can also try to flick.  The options are ends using the two different rubbers.  The best response will depend on your opponent and what they are able to cope with.

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