Receiving short side spin services

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 11 years ago

viki sharma

viki sharma Asked 11 years ago

Dear PingSkills,

What is the best way of receiving short side spin services? Should one always go for the flick? How should one push it? It generally goes very high on pushing.

Thanks in advance!

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 11 years ago

Hi Viki,

You can either flick or push that serve.  If you push it, then make the stroke almost vertical and have your hand relaxed so that you are absorbing the speed of the ball and you will still be able to keep the return short and low. 

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