Reading the spin on reverse pendulum serves

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 9 years ago

Dieter Verhofstadt

Dieter Verhofstadt Asked 9 years ago

Hi Alois and Jeff

I've learned to read spin on pendulum serves and on backhand serves. These are the two serves I'm using myself, so I know what's going on there. The reverse pendulum serve and the punch serve, as you call it, are much harder to read for me. While I'm asking the question, it seems I know the answer: should I practice these serves in order to become better at returning them? I find it very very hard to read the spin on them. It seems like something completely different is going on there than with the pendulum or backhand serves.

Thanks a lot


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Dieter,

I think learning to do the serve will help to some extent but I think the more important practice is to return as many of them as you can.

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