How to receive a service properly

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 14 years ago

Piyush Unknown

Piyush Unknown Asked 14 years ago


I'm face problems when receiving the service confidently. Please give me some tips for it.


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Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 14 years ago

Hi Piyush,

The main problems come when your opponent is serving with spin.  The idea behind returning spin serves is to watch where the ball goes when it hits your bat.  It may not help for that point but it will help in the future and get you to be able to receive better in the long run.

Try to just use the angle of your bat to guide the ball back.  Do not try to spin the ball back or play across the line of the ball a sthis just complicates things.

We will be making a video lesson on Returning Serve as part of the Gold Lessons so stay tuned.

Just keep playing and trying your best to return those serves, it will get better. 

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