OOAK Table Tennis Forum

A truly International Table Tennis Community for both Defensive and Offensive styles!
Live Table Tennis Videos Table Tennis News Live OOAK Forum Links About OOAK Table Tennis Forum OOAK Forum Memory
It is currently 17 Mar 2018, 16:07

Don't want to see any advertising? Become a member and login, and you'll never see an ad again!

All times are UTC + 9:30 hours

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: 23 Sep 2012, 22:00 
Full member

Joined: 31 Mar 2012, 13:20
Posts: 63
Location: Pune, India
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 4 times

I'm having trouble returning a Short BH under-side spin serve from BH corner down the line to my FH side near the net. (Ovtcharov like serve but close to the net and slow)

I can get the ball over the net but low but this usually sets me up for a loop to my BH side or a long push to my BH side and the point usually goes downhill from there once I get defensive.

I am looking for options to attack this serve. Its too short and low to flick and the side-spin make a drop shot risky as the ball may pop up.

I play at around 2000 level and my opponent is a solid 2200 player.

Yinhe Venus V-1/ Rasant / Omega IV Pro
Ebenholz NCT V/ Express 2 / Thor's


PostPosted: 23 Sep 2012, 22:36 
The EJ's Boogyman
The EJ's Boogyman
User avatar

Joined: 15 Dec 2010, 12:20
Posts: 2485
Has thanked: 8 times
Been thanked: 133 times
1-Practice lots of short pushing. Your touch will improve over time and you will able to keep the ball low and short.

2- Practice a drill where your partner serves short to your FH, you short push (right foot in if you are right-handed), your partner pushes long to your BH, you get back quickly and BH loop.

3- do in-and-out shadow practice focusing on the movement outlined in 2 above.

PostPosted: 31 Oct 2012, 05:40 
Super User
User avatar

Joined: 12 Apr 2012, 04:25
Posts: 326
Location: Georgia, USA
Has thanked: 42 times
Been thanked: 26 times
A few things that might help -

take the ball early when pushing it back - right off the bounce - so you can keep it really short
look for the "very" short serve - you should aim to direct it very wide to his fh. The idea here is that if a serve is really short (like 3 bounces or more on the table), you gain slight advantage in terms of available angles. The only way to exploit it is to keep your return a moving target but aim as wide as you can when you see this particular serve.

Butterfly Timo Boll ALC FL, FH - Tenergy 05, BH - Tenergy 05
Buying equipment is like getting into a relationship. One night stands are great but you get the most out of it when you work at it for a long time.

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC + 9:30 hours

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Copyright 2012 OOAK Table Tennis Forum. The information on this site cannot be reused without written permission.

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

Don't forget to 'LIKE' our forum on Facebook if you enjoy the content: