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The Backhand Backspin/Sidespin Serve - Table Tennis/ Ping-Pong Basic Strokes


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Return to Ready Position
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Return to Ready Position

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The player has returned to his ready position.

Points to look for:

  • The player is now watching how the opponent is handling his serve.
  • Note that the player is standing in the middle of the table - this is because the sidespin put on the ball will make it difficult for the opponent to put the ball wide to the player's backhand, since the ball will tend to bounce off the opponent's racket towards the player's right. So the player is actually standing in a fairly central position to cover the possible angles available to his opponent.

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