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Hi Alois! My name is Andrej, I am 14 years old and I am from Croatia I have a really bad problem with my serves in table tennis,and I wonder if you can help me. I am great in game but serves really bother me. Could you recommend me some not too hard serves but very effective to know and use.
Greetings from Croatia!
I think a good serve to start with is the Pendulum serve. It is fairly easy to learn and can be very effective.
Start with your body side on to the table with your left leg touching the backhand corner of the table. Then have your elbow up at shoulder height. Swing your forearm through and down like a pendulum contacting the ball with a brushing action on the side of the ball.
We show you this on our lesson in Serving Secrets. Try to do the serve many times and see if you can get the contact and the action right.
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