Serve Penhold play shakehand

Table Tennis Strokes and Technique

Last updated 9 years ago

Kevin Tang

Kevin Tang Asked 9 years ago

Can I serve with penhold and then play on with shakehand??

thank you!


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Kevin,

You are allowed to do that.  A better solution though is to serve with a modified shakehand grip.  Take the 3 fingers away from the handle and put them in a fist behind the handle.  This will allow you to use your wrist the same way as a penholder does.


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