Reading a Lefties Service

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 7 years ago

Romeo Chua

Romeo Chua Asked 7 years ago

Hello

Any advice on reading a lefties's service? I recently played against one, and I lost 11-4 , 11- 5 , and 14 - 12, mainly because of his serve that his body blocks a little.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Romeo,

You should be able to see the contact of the serve even if he is left handed.

Then it is a matter of getting used to the different angle of the ball coming to you.  Watch the contact and then watch the flight of the ball and allow yourself to adjust.  There is no real mystery to a left hander’s serve, just the fact it is different.


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Romeo Chua

Romeo Chua Posted 7 years ago

I see. I guess it's just a matter of practice :)


Romeo Chua

Romeo Chua Posted 7 years ago

Earlier, I fought against the leftie again. His serve is too fast for me to read @_@. Is there a way besides looking at the contact f your opponent to read the spin?

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

Hi Romeo,

Try to watch the ball.  The contact will give you the best information.  If you can’t see it, ask the umpire to check the serve.

The watch the ball throughout it’s flight to get the best information about the spin and direction of the ball.


Romeo Chua

Romeo Chua Posted 7 years ago

I see. thanks!



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