Last updated 8 years ago
Hi Alois and Jeff,
I'm playing a social comp and I find myself in trouble returning long side spin serves. I'm still working on using backhand topspin to return the serves as in one of your videos but I haven't got the confidence to do it in a match. I often return the long side spin serves by pushing/chopping. The problem is that with the long serves, my returns are often high and the other player can dominate the point. My next opponent prefer to do long sidespin serves and our recent practice matches are very tight. Can you suggest tips to give me an edge in the coming match. Thank you very much.
This is a difficult one. Playing the backhand topspin is probably the best long term solution but in the short term, it may be to push the ball back on the table and focus on keeping the ball as low as you can. The other option is to move a little more to your backhand side and if the ball comes long attempt to go around and play a forehand topspin instead of a backhand. At least this will give your opponent something to think about.
Become a free member to post a comment about this question.