Returning a smash to my backhand side

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 1 year ago

Erik Erik Eisner

Erik Erik Eisner Asked 1 year ago

Hi it's Erik. And I just re-subscribe as a member for a year.  My job it's holding a ping pong tournament, and on Wednesday is the semi finals. If I get to the championship match, I will be playing in a pony who occasionally likes to smash the ball towards my backhand side. How should I be prepared to return it? I would also like to learn how to do sides but on the board make it curve how should I be prepared to return it? 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 year ago

Hi Erik,
Thanks for subscribing again.
Good luck with the tournament on Wednesday as well.
One of the main things we talk about is how to stop them from making that smash ball.  Take a look at the I Can't Return That Smash! tutorial.  If he is making a smash then think about the block shot.  Don’t try to do too much with the shot, just put your bat in a good position to return it.  If he has committed to a smash then if you can just return it he may not be recovered to get the next shot back.
Take a look at the tutorial on the Sidespin Forehand Topspin and the Sidespin Backhand Topspin.  These will give you a better idea how to do the shot.  They are both very advanced shots but will be effective if you can make it.
Let me know how you get on.

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