Long slow high backspin serve

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 11 years ago

afzainizam dugoh

afzainizam dugoh Asked 11 years ago

Hi Alois & Jeff!!

i"m having problem in receiving long but slow and quite high heavy backspin serve on my backhand.If it is serve to my forehand I have no problem in killing it.I can't seems to hit it properly during the ball's top bounce like what i did if it is to my forehand so i just push it back safely.Can u tell me how or what is the proper way to deal with it using my backhand(i dont want to rely on my forehand only) 

Thanks Guys!!!


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 11 years ago

Hi Afzainizam,

You should work on trying to hit a backhand topspin here.

When the ball is up a little higher on the backhand a handy trick is to lift your elbow a little to get it up to the swinging height of the stroke.  Then move your forearm through as you would for any other Backhand Topspin Off Backspin.

Give this a try.  Remember it will just take a lot of practice as well to get it right.  Be committed to playing the backhand topspin when you see this serve coming.

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