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In last night's game I was thrashed by a right handed penholder who served choped, short to my BH. I returned with a push as short as possible, nevertheless he followed with a winning loop every time.
For that type of serve, what's the best way to return and where should I try to place the ball?
Sounds like this guy might be good for starters.
What you were trying to do is what I would recommend first. First thing to change to is to vary th eposition on the table short. Some players are good from one side short but not the other. Think about from you rown point of view, you probably feel more confident pushing short with one side more than the other. If however you are not able to keep the ball short and low enough it may be better to push the ball deep and fast to the corners.
The other thing to try is to just roll the ball with a bit of topspin or even flick if you can manage it. Sometimes these sort of players may like the ball coming back with any sort of backspin but might not like the ball with any topspin.
In that situation again, try different things, even if they may not be your strength. Going with the same thing will probably lead to the same result.
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