Practicing serve alone at home

Table Tennis Training and Drills

Last updated 7 years ago

Jawad Sarwar

Jawad Sarwar Asked 7 years ago

 Hello Alois. I wanted to practice those awesome serves you do in the videos. But the problem is I am alone and I do not have the table . So what should I do? I do go to club but I want to practice serve alone at home.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Jawad,

You can spend a lot of good time practicing without a table.  Hit the ball and let it bounce on the floor.   See how the ball spins on the floor, whether it changes direction or not.  If the ball comes back to you it will have backspin and if it curves it will have sidespin.  See how much curve you can get.

You can also use any table to bounce the ball on.  Use your dining table or a small table as well. A lot of tables are very similar height to a Table Tennis table.

Then when yo go to the club you already have the feel for the contact on the ball and you can work on getting the serve on the table.

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Jawad Sarwar

Jawad Sarwar Posted 7 years ago


Johan B

Johan B Posted 7 years ago

Buy a cheap net and put it on your kitchen table. It'll almost certainly be big enough to practice short serves :)

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