How to return no spin serves?

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 7 years ago

Archel Taneka Sutanto

Archel Taneka Sutanto Asked 7 years ago

Hi Alois and Jeff,

Yesterday I played with my uncle and I realized that my uncle used no spin serves. When I returned it, the ball went up high and he easily executed it with a flick, smash, or forehand topspin. How to return them?

Thx in advanced! :D


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb Answered 7 years ago

Hi Archel,

If the no spin balls are long and coming off the end of the table then try to play a forehand topspin. If the balls are short and would bounce twice on the table, then try using a flick.

Make sure you don't try and push these balls back as you would a no spin serve or they will end up going high as you've explained.


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Archel Taneka Sutanto

Archel Taneka Sutanto Posted 7 years ago

So, I must play with attacking stroke than the defensive stroke when deal with the no spin serves?


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

I think this is a better option. You can try and push the ball back short but you'll need to come down on the ball as it doesn't have any spin.



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