Coaching Tips of the Week: The Quick Chip Receive - Butterfly Table Tennis
Site Products
Coaching Tip of the Week: What to Do in the "Big Points"

Coaching Tips of the Week: The Quick Chip Receive

(By Larry Hodges)

Often an opponent serves short backspin or no-spin serves to the middle or backhand, and all you can do is push it back. If so, you should develop your flip. But there’s an alternative that’s often overlooked – a simple quick, deep push to the wide backhand.
 
To do this, you take the serve right off the bounce, aiming it wide to the server’s backhand. You can either hit it relatively fast to the wide corner, or (often better) hit it a bit softer (with a slightly downward stroke to keep the ball low), but outside the backhand corner – essentially, you chip it back. Give it a good backspin, though placement and consistency are more important. The result? First, it pretty much takes the server’s forehand attack out of play. (If they do step around and forehand loop, next time try the same receive, aiming to the backhand again, but at the last second push it quick to the forehand.) Second, even if they have a strong backhand attack, they will be rushed, angled, and have to move sideways to make the shot. In most cases, since they are being rushed, jammed, and forced to move sideways, their attacks will be inconsistent or weak, along with putting them out of position – and so it’s likely they’ll just push it back. Congratulations, you’ve just disarmed their service game!
 
As a corollary, it’s helpful to develop your backhand loop as this tactic will often lead to a serve and push to your backhand. A consistent, spinny backhand loop against backspin is a huge weapon as a “four-ball” attack – opponent serves, you chip it to their backhand, they push it back to your backhand, and you backhand loop.

Stay “In The Loop” with Butterfly professional table tennis equipment, table tennis news, table tennis technology, tournament results, and We Are Butterfly players, coaches, clubs and more.

Latest News

Two Weeks Until WTT Feeder Ft. Lauderdale – American’s Seeded First in Both Singles Events

November 27, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins) Only two weeks left until the WTT Feeder Fort Lauderdale 2022.  USA’s Kanak Jha is… Read More

Rankings – Harimoto Jumps to No. 2

November 27, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins) After a busy month of October, the ITTF and WTT Calendars are coming to a… Read More

Butterfly Interview with Jörg Bitzigeio

November 25, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins) Butterfly Interview with Jörg Bitzigeio.    Jörg and Steve chat about Kanak Jha’s 2022 successes… Read More

2023 Butterfly Spin & Smash Doubles & Hardbat Open

November 23, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) Unsanctioned Table Tennis Tournament with $2,550 in Cash Prizes! Saturday, January 14 – Sunday,… Read More

Butterfly Training Tips With Brian Pace – Foundational Training With Practice Partner

November 22, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) In this Butterfly Training Tips, Brian Pace is using the Practice Partner Robot to… Read More

Butterfly Training Tips With Changbo Lu – Forehand Flip

November 22, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) In this Butterfly Training Tips with Changbo Lu, he is demonstrating the Forehand Flip… Read More

Butterfly Training Tips With Huijing Wang – Physical Training For Juniors

November 20, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) In this Butterfly Training Tips, Huijing Wang explains what physical training developing juniors should… Read More

Ojo Onaolapo Dominates The LYTTC Nov Open – Farmer’s Insurance.

November 20, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) The LYTTC Nov Open , give another victory to Ojo Onaolapo, he won Under… Read More
View All News

Get the latest from Butterfly

Stay “In The Loop” with Butterfly professional table tennis equipment, table tennis news, table tennis technology, tournament results, and We Are Butterfly players, coaches, clubs and more.