Pendulum/reverse pendulum serve

Table Tennis Serving

Last updated 9 years ago

Marty Guild

Marty Guild Asked 9 years ago

I forget which one it is, but it's a variation of or is the pendulum serve, (it's the one where you  bring the paddle close to your body) but whenever I try it, it doesn't curve, goes too fast, and hits the net, giving the opponent the point.  Got any tips?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Marty,

Try getting a finer contact on the ball.  In training don't worry if sometimes you even miss the ball because that means you are getting your swing close to the edge of the ball.  At the start of your swing tru turning the bat to face the side wall more.  This iwll bring your bat through at the right angle to brush the side of the ball and get sidespin.  The sidespin is what makes the ball curve.

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