Friend is bamboozling me with this crazy serve

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 9 years ago

gil leviten

gil leviten Asked 9 years ago

He is serving kind of like a tomahawk but when i hit the ball it goes flying to the side... and i just can control it. Is there any chance that you know what the serve is and how to return it? Thank you :D

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Gil,

I am not sure but is he just doing a Tomahawk serve with a lot of sidespin perhaps?

If the ball is going to the side, then use the angle of your racket to control the ball back onto the table.  If the ball is going to the left then angle your racket to face the right and this should counter the spin.  You may have to experiment a bit to get the angle just right.

We have a lot of tips on this in our Receiving Secrets lessons as part of our Premium Membership package.

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