Low smash return

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 4 years ago


D K Asked 4 years ago

Hi PingSkills Team.

I want to ask:when I do my usual smash,it goes very high after a bounce.

But I often encounter a smash that flies at the table level,very quickly.

How can I make so low smash-and mainly,how to return such a shot?

If it is choppable,is better to make a low,spinless return or heavy high chop?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 4 years ago

Hi DK,

To get your smash to go lower, you need to hit the ball from lower.  However, this increases the risk of the stroke.

To return a low smash you can use a chop.  In general, try to keep the ball low and with spin.

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D K Posted 4 years ago

I know it should be low and spinny too.

But until I learn it,what of these is better?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 4 years ago

Neither, just work towards being able to do both.


D K Posted 4 years ago


and should it then be a more vertical or horizontal stroke?
If I do a horizontal one, it will pop up.

If I do a vertical one,I miss or return deadball

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