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I have been serving backspin on my serve I know its right but when my opponent lifts it up it didn't pop up but just high(stomach level) enough to be loop drived.Then I served again exactly the same motion and the angle I hit the ball when my opponent learned from the past serve he did quite closed his racket and when he received it the ball went down to the net.So what exactly is the spin on the first serve?
p.s. i will really love the first serve because when learn to do that i get easy balls back combined with heavy backspin.
The first serve would have had less spin that the opponent did not see. The key is to have a variation between backspin and less spin on the serve. This will make it difficult for them to keep the ball low back to you all the time.
Watch the video response to this question titled Table Tennis Serve Variations.
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Mihir Lanjewar Posted 10 years ago
but i am not able to know the difference between the two serves. please explain in more detail.
Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago
Take another look at the video. You will see that in one there is a brushing action with the other there is a flat contact. It is a subtle variation that with some practice you will be able to do. Try to experiment with it and see if you can get a different contact with the serve.
Ken Memoria Posted 9 years ago
how to contact the ball with no spin?
Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago
The contact needs to be flatter for the no spin. So instead of brushing the ball on contact, hit it flat.
Kaustubh Kulkarni Posted 8 years ago
So is it a good idea to return no spin with a counterhit, a block or a punch?
Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago
If the serve is short, use a flick and if the serve is long, use a topspin.
Jon Ferguson Posted 8 years ago
One way to gauge how much spin you are putting on the ball is to mark a few balls with a Nikko Oil Marker (Texta Pen).
Just put a few fairly large circles or dots on the balls, and you will easily see how much spin you're producing with your serves.
It's also a good idea to do the same when your practice partner is serving to you, so you can more easily judge the spin coming to you.
louie icko Posted 8 years ago