Originally Posted by sureshs
I don't have a problem with sliced side spin. In fact, I return them with sliced side spin or topspin. I should have clarified.
It is the topspin-sidespin combination I am talking about.
How many players can hit a side-topspin? are you a DI player? otherwise I would say it is so rare that you can ignore it (most TS strokes have a very light Sidespin component but nothing heavy).
In table tennis (were side spin has a much bigger role than in tennis) they say you should counter spin with the same opposite spin.