Position when serving

Table Tennis Serving

Last updated 6 years ago

Scott Finley

Scott Finley Asked 6 years ago

I've been working on both my pendulum serve and reverse pendulum serve. Your videos always show these serves being done from the corner of the table. Is it a good idea to adjust this starting position to the middle or far corner to get some more variety in the trajectory of the serve? Is there a weakness to this that I should be looking to exploit if my opponent serves from another position?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Scott,

Most players serve from the backhand corner because it allows them to then move forward into position for the next ball.

I think it is a very good idea to vary the position of the serve sometimes.  It is a simple variation that adds something else for the receiver to adjust to.

If your opponent serves these serves the best thing is to target their wider backhand on teh return as they will often leave a gap there.

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Aniketh Danam

Aniketh Danam Posted 6 years ago

Try to do reverse pendulum from right side of ur table to extreme left

Aniketh Danam

Aniketh Danam Posted 6 years ago

I suggest u to do a silent spin  by choping it less near the opponents table edge so that u get a better chance for topspins and smashes.try to give opposite side or extreme sides of the table and u will surely have advantage. U can ruin ur opponents ***.


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