Backspin serve vs Sidespin serve

Table Tennis Serving

Last updated 8 years ago


A A Asked 8 years ago

Hi Coach Alois/Jeff

I am a beginner and i want to practice a better serve to become harder to receive. I am using a shakehand grip. I am thinking which one will i practice, the backspin serve or the sidespin serve?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Elmark,

I think the sidespin is easier to learn to start with but backspin will be more effective.

Try both in your training.  The principle is the same.  You need to brush the ball on contact to get the spin on the ball.

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