Recovery after serve

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 3 weeks ago

Jasper Low

Jasper Low Asked 1 month ago

I find that after I serve, I am not able to get into my ready position to attack the next ball. So I end up with an awkward stroke. So could you give me some tips on how and where to recover after serving?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 weeks ago

Hi Jasper,

It is about following the ball.  The next position depends on where you have served the ball and also your prior knowledge of what your opponent is capable of.  There is not one rule as each player and opponent is different.

If you follow the ball it will mean generally moving to a position in the centre of the area of their possibilities.

The other key is to remain active and mobile through your service action and move straight to a balanced next position.

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