Inconsistent Serving

Table Tennis Serving

Last updated 9 months ago

toby kim

toby kim Asked 9 months ago

Hi coach!

Whenever I try to execute the Ma Lin ghost serve when no one is around it is very spinny. When I play in front of my opponent, the serve is 50% less spinny and sometimes doesn't make it over the net because I'm very nervous. Is there a way to fix this problem?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 months ago

Hi Toby,

Focus on keeping your hand and fingers relaxed when doing the serve with others watching.  Try to focus on this as well when there is nobody around and feel what your hand and fingers feel like and then tune in to those same feelings when you get under pressure.

When there is nobody around also put yourself under some pressure.  Challenge yourself to getting 3 good serves in a row.  Then keep extending the challenge.

The contact is the key and as soon as there is a bit of tension in your hand you will tend to change the contact.


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toby kim

toby kim Posted 9 months ago

Thank you for the tip, it really works!


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 months ago

Excellent.  Glad it helped.



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