Spins are very important to this game because it is the creation of these spins that makes the game and the returning of certain moves harder. Spins are created when the ball grazes the racket. This can be done the best when it is grazed as much as it can and at the tip of the racket with an inverted or smooth rubber. Without a spin in the ball, the ball is easily attacked by the opponent unless they make a mistake and send it back low which could hit the net.
Hit the ball with an upward movement, with the racket tilted so that the side you see does not hit the ball and so that the top part of the ball is constantly spinning away from you.
When the ball is hit this way, it will move in a downward arc, which could make it easy for the opponent to attack especially if it lands at the end of the table near them. However, the ball does spin toward the player which will make them miss if they do not adjust their timing properly. When it is you who has to return this type of shot, keep the racket closed or tilted towards the table.
Hit the ball with a downward movement so that it is almost like scooping the ball but not all the way because you should be stopping when the paddle is parallel with the table. The racket should be tilted so that you can see the side that hits the ball which should make the bottom half of the ball spin in the direction that is away from you.
The ball should slow down after it makes contact with the table, if it is hit correctly, and can cause the player to miss if they are not expecting this. Since it is spinning toward the table, the player has to move closer to the table in order to hit it back. This is a difficult spin for the opponent because it is difficult to attack and if they hit it back with their racket closed, they will hit the ball into the net. When it is you who has to return this type of shot, keep your racket opened or tilted towards the sky away from you.
Hit the ball with a sideways stroke and pull back or push forwards from yourself, depending which way you want the ball to spin. The racket should be perpendicular to the table and the ball should be spinning sideways.
The ball should be spinning sideways after it hits the table and which will force the receiver to correct their timing if they hope to reach it in time. The ball will be either have a left or right spin and move towards that side of the table. The sidespin is really good for serves because it could cause the receiver to make a mistake such as causing the ball to “fly” over the table without touching it. In order to return this type of shot, you must figure out if it is a left or right spin that is coming at you immediately and then have your bat ready at the opposite side. This means that if a ball coming from your opponent with a left spin will land on your left side of the table.
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