Problems pendulum serve & reverse pendulum

Table Tennis Serving

Last updated 9 years ago

Arturo Ruiz

Arturo Ruiz Asked 9 years ago

Hi Alois. 

When doing the reverse pendulum serve (or the pendulum serve) the ball get a (very) little spin. I don't know if the problem is in the wrist movement or in the contact of the blade with the ball. Anyway, I would like to know where is the problem. The spin of the ball is better on the pendulum serve than in the reverse; but I'd like to increase the spin in both serves

Thanks for all, Alois.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Artruro,

Try to flick your wrist through the contact like a whip.  This will increase the speed of contact and may help with the spin.


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Arturo Ruiz

Arturo Ruiz Posted 9 years ago

And, what part of the rubber should hit the ball (I use the shakehand grip and I'm right-handed)


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Try to hit the ball down near the tip of the racket, away from the handle.  This part of the bat is moving fastest so has the potential to generate the most spin.


Arturo Ruiz

Arturo Ruiz Posted 9 years ago

I tried that but anyway it goes to the net. What may I do?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

It is important that you get your racket up high so that you can get the ball to bounce over the net.  Also make sure you are getting the first bounce close to you on your side of the table.



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