Serving: The Swing of your Arm

Table Tennis Serving

Last updated 6 years ago

Stan Johnson

Stan Johnson Asked 6 years ago

In serving, does it affect the spin and speed of the ball if you stop your arm during the swing on contact to the ball as oppose to completing the swing of your arm?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 6 years ago

Hi Stan,

If your bat stops immediately on contact then it isn't moving at its potential speed on contact.  To be at maximum speed you will need time to stop the arm moving which is what the follow through is.


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Miklós Fazekas

Miklós Fazekas Posted 6 years ago

I think Stan is referring to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDeVY83yRC4. My understanding is that as long as you're wrist is relaxed and you have perfect timing + contact point then this can help to increase the spin, and be more deceptive.



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