Coach CornerServe and Receiveanticipating-sidespin-return
Slicepong asked 6 months ago

Hi Gentlemen. I really enjoyed your short, heavy sidespin vid. The returning with sidespin tip is very interesting and it seems to me you would have to be a contortionist to return down the line with a push. So if I serve short side crosscourt, and my opponent almost always pushes, shouldn’t I almost always get ready to hit a forehand in the backhand corner?

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TomTom Academy Coach answered 6 months ago

Hi Slicepong, glad you enjoyed the new return video. I understand what you mean with returning down the line and it is definitely much more tricky to get the bat angle right and return there well. Of course the top pro players can do this with no problem, but if you do find your opponents pushing a lot and struggling to deal with the sidespin you can definitely be ready to attack from your backhand side. I would suggest trying tonuse your forehand from the backhand when the return is slower or higher but if they manage a quicker return or wider in the backhabd corner, it may be that you have to use your backhand open up to avoid getting caught out of position.

Overall though, yes definitely try to anticipate theae tyoes of returns to get your forehand attack into play!

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