Returning a windshield wiper serve

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 4 years ago

ved nandan

ved nandan Asked 4 years ago

How to return a windshield wiper serve? How to know that they are doing a side spin or top spin or back spin.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 4 years ago

Hi Ved,

A lot of players find the Windshield wiper serve difficult to return.

It is important to watch the contact carefully.  The point of contact is important to see whether they are going up down or just across on contact.  This is the same principle that is applied to all service returns but if you haven't seen the serve much before then picking up the contact and recognising the spin can be difficult.

Try to get a friend to serve a lot of Windshield wiper serves to you so that you start to pick up the contact.


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azhar bhabha

azhar bhabha Posted 4 years ago

Hey Alois what is the windshield wiper serve ? This is the first im hearing of it. Is it jus another word for the pendulum or reverse pendulum ?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 4 years ago

Hi Azhar,

Take a look at this lesson. Windshield Wiper Serve.



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