Returning a spin

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 11 years ago

Yaseen Yaseen

Yaseen Yaseen Asked 11 years ago

My friend serves with some kind of spin and when I hit the ball it goes out of the table.  How can I return it?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 11 years ago

Hi Yaseen,

This is one of the hardest things about Table Tennis to start with. We have made a whole series of lessons on how to return spin.  You can access it by taking out a Premium membership, even for a month which will allow you access to all of our lessons across the site including the Receiving Secrets section.  Take a look at the section to see what is available.

Once you understand the principles, you will be able to copy with a lot of serves.

One main thing is to just use the angle of your racket to get the ball back.  Don't try to do too much with your stroke.  By using your bat like a rudder you can steer the ball back on the table.

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