Returning fast and spinny serve

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 8 years ago

Alvin Chin

Alvin Chin Asked 8 years ago

Hi Alois and Jeff,

My friend always serves a fast and spinny ball but I can't return his serve.  What should I do to return his fast and spinny serve?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Alvin,

If the ball is long then you should try to topspin the serve.  Wait for the ball to come to you and then use a topspin stroke taking into account the type and amount of spin.

For our Premium members we do have a previous Ask the Coach video response, Long, fast serve with lot of back spin.

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Alvin Chin

Alvin Chin Posted 8 years ago

but my friend's serve is short

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Then you can push it back.  Keep your hand relaxed to absorb the speed and spin.

Alvin Chin

Alvin Chin Posted 8 years ago

Thanks Alois.It really works.


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