Training tips from Jens Lundquist - Return of the serve
Most players win many points when they serve. If you can
win more points when you receive your results will be much better.
When you go into the receiving position you should be relaxed and in a low position.
When you anticipate the ball stay relaxed and still until the ball is at the net. Then you will be able to see where the ball is going.
If the serve is long it will also be much easier. It is especially important when you receive the reversed spin serve.
The basic to a good return is to attack a half long and long serve.
If the serve is short, go in with the elbow over the table to use the underarm and wrist.
When playing the short ball you have three possibilities to return:
When you play short or play the deep push, take the
ball direct after the bounce.
If you flick, take the ball at the top of the bounce.
If you have a good mix of the three, you will have a good chance to score more points as the receiver. Good luck! Jens Lundquist