[Video] How to attack short backspin serves

In this video I show you how to attack short backspin serves using a backhand flick and a forehand flick.

 

Is it possible to attack short backspin serves? Yes it is! Is it easy? No. But it is possible.

Of course, it is fine to push or touch short backspin serves too, but if you can learn to attack these serves, you have more options to put your opponents under pressure.

In the video, my team-mate Daniel Hearne-Potton shows off his flicking skills and I explain Daniel’s technique.

What’s in the video

0:00 – Tom introduces the video.

0:42 – Tom discusses if it is possible to attack short backspin serves.

1:23 – Daniel demonstrates the backhand flick and Tom explains how to play the shot, including bat angle, timing and use of wrist

3:26 – Daniel demonstrates the forehand flick and Tom explains how to play the shot, including bat engle, timing and type of contact on ball.

5:46 – Push or flick? Tom explains when you should push and when you should flick.

Useful links

> Tom Lodziak’s YouTube Channel

> More online lessons

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About Tom Lodziak

I’m a table tennis coach based in Cambridge in the UK. As well as coaching I also write table tennis articles and make table tennis videos. Read more about me.

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