How to Return a Table Tennis Serve


One of the most under-practiced skills in table tennis is serve return. Even at the highest levels in the United States we never see players practicing serve return. One of the things we have to know is the difference between the two types of serve return in regard to distance. We have the short service where people serve short and the ball bounces at least twice on the table and we have the long service whenit’s one bounce. Now when the player serves one bounce and the bounce is long we need to attack that service. That means we either need to smash it or spin it. So if we have our opponent serve a long service we need try to start and attack the ball becauseit’s long. Now what we do when we try use more of our body and the reason is that when we’re off the table we need to be able to use more of our body.