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Key Reminders to Service Return

Courtesy of JOOLA USA

Written by Nan Li

One of the most common mistakes players make is overpower and overkill the return shot. People tend to be overly aggressive on service return. Especially when one is having issues reading a serve, there is absolutely no reason to rush. It is better that you take your time and assure the point lands than take the chance of not landing the point at all. Playing safe on return service also does not mean not opening on a serve when the opportunity arises. This means if you can read the serve and the serve is long, take your time but do open on the point. In my personal experience, it tends to be one’s advantage to open first and take control of the point. Lastly, when in doubt of the spin, play to the middle! Logically, this makes absolute sense right? You have less of a probability of missing and letting the ball float off either side of the table if you aim for the middle of the table.


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  • Return of Serve
    by David Champneys


Return of Serve

Posted by David Champneys on 6/13/2007 3:26:00 PM

If it long enough Its best to attach a serve with maximum topspin and power taking the ball just off the top of teh bounce. This is the best chance to win the point. The odd are more in your favour as its harder to block after just serving so a better chance to win the point outright. Also you have more time to judge the spin and direction as the ball has to bounce twice. Also the serve is an advantage so if you can win 45 or 50% of the points on your oponents serve you will probably win the point.

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