What type of serve topspin, backspin

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 7 years ago

Long Regain

Long Regain Asked 7 years ago

Hi Coach!

I played with a pro and he serve is so good. Sometime he does the backspin some time he does topspin. So how can I know the different of topspin and backspin


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Long,

You need to watch the contact when he hits the serve and try to see whether he is going up or down at the actual point of impact.

The other thing to watch is the flight of the ball.  The topspin will tend to dip quicker and the backspin will tend to hold up in the air.

We have a lot of other information on how to receive serves in our Receiving Secrets section.

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