Returning slow tomahawk

Table Tennis Service Return

Last updated 10 years ago

M V

M V Asked 10 years ago

Of late i have come across a lot of players using tomahawk serve, i dont know how it happens, but at times the traditional tomahawk serve and normal backhand serve, takes ages to reach me, and i wait and wait and wait, to hit it, it has weird spin on it and when i end up trying to play it, i either miss it or end up giving a loose return.

i dont have a video,  but would love to hear from you what type of spin this serve has, and how can you make a good return...

 thanks for all the help.

regards.

Manish Vaidya


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Manish,

When they serve the ball without pace don't try to do too much with it.  Think about putting the ball back short and to a good position and then look for the next long ball.  Because they don't have a lot of pace on the ball it is hard to generate a strong ball.  However because it is slow it is easier to place the ball back short.

Be patient with it. 

The type of spin can vary.  You need to watch the ball closely and see what it has on it.  Each time you attempt a return you will be getting better. 


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M V

M V Posted 10 years ago

it seems it is a great serve to use then, from your answer there is not much one can do with this, so request a video on this serve pls.

i repeat that this serve i am talking about takes ages to reach the opponent, the ball seems to stop and stop and stop and not travel at normal speed and has strange spin...


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

Yes, but it is easy to return short as well so it is then difficult for the server to make a strong 3rd ball.

Ian Costello

Ian Costello Posted 10 years ago

I used to serve the tomahawk serve so I could be your partner [somehow] :]


M V

M V Posted 10 years ago

yeah... :)


Ian Costello

Ian Costello Posted 10 years ago

I live in Connecticut, U.S.A, and you live in............


M V

M V Posted 10 years ago

far far far away in Mumbai, India :)

alois/Jeff at Pingskills should organize a tournament for pingskills members... :)


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

Maybe we could have it half way in central Europe...


Ian Costello

Ian Costello Posted 10 years ago

What?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! :]



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