Effective forehand serves left-handed in doubles

Table Tennis Serving

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John Gebhardt

John Gebhardt Asked 1 year ago

I recently injured my right bicep and have been playing left-handed for the first time since I was a teenager. It is going pretty well except for my forehand serves. It is almost impossible for me to land the ball in the opponents right-hand court. 

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Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 year ago

Hi John,

If you are serving from your backhand corner, angle the bat so that it is almost vertical, with the nose of the bat pointing to the ground.  Then brush the ball on the right hand side.  That should get it sliding easily over the the opposite corner of the table.

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John Gebhardt

John Gebhardt Posted 1 week ago

Thanks. Arm has healed so I am playing right-handed again. Just joined up as premium member. After almost a year off due to covid, I bought a table and a robot and am enjoying working on my strokes. Hope to play real people in a few weeks.

Any videos on working with a robot?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 1 week ago

Hi John,

I will be able to help you personally as a Premium member with training with a robot.  Looking forward to catching up.

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