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I am about to face an opponent in a club level match but I have faced problems in delaing with his serve. He has a service involving high amount of spin. It is slow and heightened and whether I chop or push the ball goes outside the table. If I try to block the return goes at a certain height which he smashes easily. Please advice.
Also he happens to be an attacking player and hits forhand strokes with high accuracy. Please advice how to handle such a player?
Good servers vary the spin on each serve which makes it difficult as you can't use exactly the same shot to return each one. You need to read the spin that's on the ball and make small adjustments. It sounds like he is serving sidespin as your block return is going back on the table. As you are hitting the ball to high you need to close the angle of your bat more to keep it lower. This will make it harder for him to attack.
As they have a strong forehand you need to work on your placement to. Try to put the ball to a difficult spot for them. This may be wide to their forehand or backhand or even right into their middle.
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