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I recently played against an opponent who serves very short on the table and his serve has a great deal of backspin and I am unable to pick it most of the times.Even when I mange to pick it somehow he plays this shot which has a very low height and is very short on the table and once again has a great deal of spin. So how do I pick such short,low and high spin shots?What kind of shot should I use? The shot seems to be impossible to pick from under or behind the table.
What is required here is a short push. To do this you need to have very soft hands. It is a push but you don't give it any forward momentum and just try to drop it over close to the net.
Sounds like your opponent does this quite well.
Try to learn from him and copy what he is doing. If you can match him with the short pushing he may have no answers after that.
Take a look at the Lesson on Pushing. It includes a little on short pushing. Take alook and see if you can master it.
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