Spin service at net height

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 8 years ago


VENK VENK Asked 8 years ago

Hi Coach,

Some of my opponents are doing side spin service with nearly at net height . Almost touching the net .  If I return with a chop or push ,They could smash it easily. Can you please tell me what would be the best way to return this type of service?


Venkatesh Kata

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Venkatesh,

The best way if the ball is close to the net is to push the ball back.  The critical things are to keep the ball low and short back on the other side so that  your opponent can't attack that ball.

You don't need to get as much spin on the ball but really focus on the height and placement.  To get this shot right, you need to have a relaxed hand and soft touch to drop it back close to the net.

Take a look at the lessons on Receiving Options and also the lesson on The Push in Detail.

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Tushar Verma

Tushar Verma Posted 8 years ago

You can use backhand sidespin flick. It is best against backspin and sidespin serves.

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