Left hander doubles tomahawk serve

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Atanas Atanasov

Atanas Atanasov Asked 8 years ago

Hi Alois,

I have a friend who is a lefthander, and his best serve is tomahawk. But in doubles this serve becomes hard for him to do it. His body when trying to make the serve is on the side of the table. The contact is behind the end line but one of our opponents said that if his body is on the side of the table, the serve is illegal. Is it?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Nasko,

He is allowed to do that serve and be at the side of the table.  As long as the ball is behind the end line or the extension of that line the serve is OK.

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Atanas Atanasov

Atanas Atanasov Posted 8 years ago

OK, but even in that position he feels difficult to get the agle right. Does he need to change his position or he just has to practise that serve.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

He may need to change his angle a bot to face the diagonally opposite area he is serving to.  Turn his right shoulder towards where he is aiming.

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