Forehand Serve Receive

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 6 years ago

Abhinav Basu

Abhinav Basu Asked 6 years ago


I am trying to make my serve receives better. But I have a problem that whenever a tomahawk serve by a right handed player or a pendulum serve by left handed player comes from his side (my backhand) to my forehand, I try to keep it low but it jumps high and if I try to attack, then it goes to net or out. 

Please help me. I have become better in table tennis with your help but I lose major points because of this serve receive. If you get time please make a video.

Tell me correct method to receive and attack this serve also.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Abhinav,

You could try using your backhand to return this serve.  The angle on your bat is more natural to counter the spin front eh Tomahawk serve.  When using your forehand you need to turn your wrist back further but make sure you are pushing your bat forward on the ball to make the return otherwise you will struggle to make contact with the ball.

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Abhinav Basu

Abhinav Basu Posted 6 years ago

And what when both these serves come to my wide forehand. I have to attack them so should my racket be bent or flat to topspin attack this serve and would it be easy to place the ball down the line or cross court?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 6 years ago

It is better to have a straight bat.  Where you place it depends on your opponent at the time.  You can put it to both positions.

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