How to respond side serve from the opponent

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 9 years ago

Haryanto Hary

Haryanto Hary Asked 9 years ago

Hi jeff,

nice to know u,i have a basic question about service return.  i was play table tennis since i was Senior High School, and still have this little problem.  When i was play with my opponent i still confuse about how to return side service from him. Could u explain to me, i must chop or just block it.  The opponent served the ball swing it from right to left side (how to return it) and swing from left to right side (how to return it)

Could u send me link video about this answer.

thanks a lot



Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Hary,

Returning sidespin is easier once you get the idea of the angle of your racket.

If the ball is swinging to your left then it will spin off your bat to the right.  So you need to angle your bat to the left to counteract the spin.  You do the opposite if the ball is swinging the other way.

We have a series of lessons on Receiving Secrets as part of our lessons for Premium members.

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