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Good Day Coach :)
these are my serves that i use in my games
can i get some tips and/or suggestions on how i can improve it even more sorry for the bad
FH/BH Tomahawk Serve Variations:
Reverse Pendelum Serve:
and also I've been trying to add Fukuoka Serve:
http://youtu.be/67S5Er0w7hg (not me)
I havent figured out how she does her fast break, topspin, and heavy chop. i've got the chop and sidespin down
Current Set up:
FH: Andro 500 Pro
BH: Mark V Hps
B: Butterfly Lejumu
i want to improve it even more :)
thx coach :)
Nice work with the Tomahawk serve. You are starting to get some good curl on the serve. I think you can improve this serve even more by working on your placement. Take a look at our video on Serve Placement. A lot of your serves are going right into the "danger zone". Work on getting the serve to bounce twice on your opponents side of the table. To do this you might need to brush the ball a bit finer to still get plenty of spin and to keep the ball short. We recommend around 80% of your serves should be short. For the long serves make sure they are deep and wide.
The way you are practicing the serves is good too. You can serve a lot of serves in a short period of time this way. Sometimes though you should slow you practice down. Not all the time but sometimes. For each serve really think about the placement as if you were in a match. Then serve the ball. Then take some time to think about your next serve. This just makes your practice more match like.
The reverse pendulum is coming along nicely too. Again I have the same advice. Try to work on getting more control on the serve so you can make the ball bounce twice on your opponent's side of the table. This becomes important as you play better and better players as they will attack anything that is long.
I really like the look of your Ma Lin serve! You are getting good spin and keeping the ball short. In a real game though I wouldn't worry about getting the ball to spin back into the net. I'd try to still keep the ball short but make it a bit lower over the net. You could practice this serve using the tips from our Keeping The Ball Low video. Keep practicing this serve and see if you can improve your consistency a little. It could become a very good serve for you. I think if you mix up a heavy backspin serve with a similar serve with less backspin, you'll cause your opponent some troubles.
Fukuoka does have a unique serve. It doesn't seem to have caught on though. For the moment I'd stick with your other serves and try to work on getting them shorter but still with plenty of spin.
Keep up the good work!
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