Hi, I’m Alois Rosario from PingSkills. Edison asked us a question about how to return a short backspin serve effectively So Edison you’re not having too many problems actually getting it back on the table, But you’re finding it difficult to keep the other player from attacking you So the main thing to think about is to try and keep the ball as low and as short as possible If you can do that,
then it’s going to be really difficult for him But having said that that’s not that easy to do straight away, the things you need to think about are Firstly focusing on pushing the ball back short
So that should be your main aim Don’t try to do the backhand side spin flick
or to flick it to start with, Let’s just really focus on
getting a good short push return To do that. It’s just about experimenting with the angle of your racquet to get that right If your racquet is too flat
and the balls got a lot of spin on it, It’s going to go down If your bat up too much like that.
It’s going to end up returning too high so it’s matter of getting it just right and that comes with a bit of experience The other thing to think about is
where you’re focusing on hitting the ball. really focus on getting that return
just to the top of the net don’t try and think about pushing it forward too much just try and think about touching it So it’s going to touch the top of the net and go over That’s what you really need to focus on
to start off with returning that backspin serve effectively. To get a good short return try and keep your hand nice and soft so really have a soft grip that will tend to absorb some of the speed of the ball as well. All right Alois Some more great advice there about returning the backspin serve Now how do we actually practice those skills? What’s the best way to learn it? So one way is to get your training partner
to just serve a lot of backspin serves short to you And practice just experimenting with the angle of your racket to get it right that is probably the ideal way You can also practice it with some multiball
if you can get your partner to just feed out backspin multiball and to vary the amount of spin that they’re putting on that feed Okay. So that you need to watch that and adjust it a little bit All right so get out there practice it lots and remember to focus on those tips that Alois mentioned.