Left Handed player

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 4 years ago

Raghav Sharma

Raghav Sharma Asked 4 years ago

Hi Alois and Jeff.  I wanted to ask you how to return a backhand sidespin serve from a left handed player


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 4 years ago

Hi Raghav,

Think about the direction that the ball is wanting to go.  It will want to go off your bat to your left.  So you need to angle your bat to face your right more.

Then you can experiment with the type of shot you play.  You can try to flick the serve if it has some topspin or push it if it has backspin.


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Rohan Keogh

Rohan Keogh Posted 4 years ago

Is that right Alois?  I thought is was the other way around.  Won't it move out to my back-hand side (as a right-handed) so when it strikes the bat it will want to jump to my right.  Therefore I have to angle my bat to the left (same direction the ball was moving)?

If I'm wrong, it could explain a lot of failed returns for me  :)


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 4 years ago

Ah you are right... I must have been looking in the mirror.  The ball will go to you right...


Nigel C

Nigel C Posted 4 years ago

See this is how sneaky left handers maintain an advantage :)


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 4 years ago

Haha and I thought I got away with it... ?


Rohan Keogh

Rohan Keogh Posted 4 years ago

:)



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