Returning short backspin

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 8 years ago

Sally Mander

Sally Mander Asked 9 years ago

What is the best way to attack off a short backspin ball, or preferrably. the most effective way to return it, Flick, Push?

Thx


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Sally,

The best thing to do i to push the ball back short.  This will make sure your opponent can't attack and then hopefully you will get a long ball to attack next.

If you do want to attack the short ball, the Flick is the shot you should look at doing.  The flick is a less reliable shot especially off a backspin serve.


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Rahul Ramesh

Rahul Ramesh Posted 9 years ago

the when is the bh sidespin flick is used?

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Rahul,

This is a more advanced stroke.  If you are able to do this you can use it as an attacking stroke off almost any short serve.


Sally Mander

Sally Mander Posted 9 years ago

okay, how do u flick off a backspin shot(ive seen ur videos)???

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Sally,

The sidespin flick comes under the ball a little for the backspin serves so can lift the backspin.  Difficult but possible. 


Rahul Ramesh

Rahul Ramesh Posted 9 years ago

I think the solution for this question is a practice match...

Sally Mander

Sally Mander Posted 8 years ago

This does work on some players, but others keep pushing the ball short and never attack, what do u do then?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

YOu need to practice your short pushing.  If they are really better at it, then break it up with a good fast push to catch them off guard.

Sally Mander

Sally Mander Posted 8 years ago

fast push? from ur videos all the pushes are slow and spinny, what is a fast push?

andrew brand

andrew brand Posted 8 years ago

for the fast push i think u play a longer fast stroke by straightening your arm right out on the follow through, feeling the stretch in the bend of your elbow. this usually sends the ball fast and deep. helps if you catch the ball on the rise rather than letting it drop.


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