In this video, top coach Craig Bryant, explains how to confuse your opponent when returning serves.
It’s all about the art of deception. You show your opponent you are going to play one shot and at the last moment you switch to another shot.
This unpredictability makes it hard for your opponent to anticipate what you will do. When your opponent is uncertain, he or she will play weaker shots or make more mistakes.
In the video, Craig shows how to add deception when returning serves with a forehand topspin, a forehand flick, a backhand flick, a touch and a push. As usual, I am the unfortunate soul on the receiving end of Craig’s trickery.
This video is brought to you in partnership with Bribar Table Tennis.