Spin tricks

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Last updated 5 years ago

Raiyan Abdulrub

Raiyan Abdulrub Asked 5 years ago

I was wondering how to spin the ball in the palm of your hands like you did in the beginning of the "spin in table tennis" video. Plz make a video of this!


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi Raiyan,

It takes a bit of time and practice to get it right.  Having dry hands helps a lot to start with.  Then it is a matter of getting a good amount of spin and getting the touch to allow the ball to spin in your hand.


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Crozier Roessler

Crozier Roessler Posted 5 years ago

Why would you want to learn this skill? How does sling th ball into your hand help my table tennis?


Nagaraj Hegde

Nagaraj Hegde Posted 5 years ago

No one said it'd help improve your game. it's just a skill that Raiyan wants to learn, and it's quite interesting too. 


Jean Balthazar

Jean Balthazar Posted 5 years ago

Catching the ball won't help your game, but being able to generate a lot of speed while bouncing the ball short and in a control manner requires a fine brushing contact, which is an important skill to have in order to do good spiny serves. So in that regard, it can also be considered as a training exercise.


Crozier Roessler

Crozier Roessler Posted 5 years ago

Ok


Raiyan Abdulrub

Raiyan Abdulrub Posted 5 years ago

Thanks you so so so so so so so so so so much for the help you guys are amazing


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

It is a pleasure Raiyan.


Wan Hamka

Wan Hamka Posted 5 years ago

Hi Mr Alois Rosario

I played TT using Japanese Penhold. My problem is to block spinny top spin to my backhand side due to the limitation to close the angle. Please give me any idea.

Thanks


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

To close the angle change the bat angle in your fingers slightly.  It is difficult to get the angle over the ball by just using your forearm   and wrist.


Raiyan Abdulrub

Raiyan Abdulrub Posted 5 years ago

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Raiyan Abdulrub

Raiyan Abdulrub Posted 5 years ago

And coach I was wondering why people in tournaments don't do the serve where the ball hits your side and then the other but then it bounces back to your side due to spin. Wouldn't this be a great serve? Plz answer!!!

 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

Hi Raiyan,

It looks like an impressive serve but it isn't very effective against better players.  They will step around the side of the table or lean forward and play a strong return.


Wan Hamka

Wan Hamka Posted 5 years ago

Thanks for your tips sir.


Raiyan Abdulrub

Raiyan Abdulrub Posted 5 years ago

Ok that makes alot of sense and just wondering which kind of spin does that serve require. Down spin???


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

Yes Raiyan, it is backspin that makes the ball come back.


Raiyan Abdulrub

Raiyan Abdulrub Posted 5 years ago

Ok I am sorry for asking so many questions but even with back spin how does it manage to go over the net and back to your side. And how do I do this serve is it like a chop?? Again so sorry for asking to many questions.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

Take a look at the lesson on How to Execute the Ma Lin Serve which will show you how to do it.

The forward momentum makes the ball go forward and over the net after the first bounce.  Then the backspin takes effect and the ball comes back.


D T

D T Posted 5 years ago

I saw another guy do this in another video, where he bent his fingers inward and caught the ball on his fingernails. When you do that, it spins for a very long time!  But is difficult to catch that way. 


kathy mckelvey

kathy mckelvey Posted 5 years ago

That's amazing!!


Andrew Pape

Andrew Pape Posted 5 years ago

I use 2 upward hits after watching Dimitrij O.'s ritual between points. ie first put sidepsin on the ball to toss it into the air, and the second scoop has a close-to-vertical angle to counteract the spin from the first toss. first toss. The ball should shoot vertically and be easier to catch.

I guess Dimitrij is honing his serve-spin skills frequently this way.

I hadn't seen your catching before, but I catch the ball the way DT (above) does. Maybe I copied this from youtube.

I'm not consistent with the whole action because I toss the ball different heights. Dimitrij keeps the ball rebound low at and same height each time, probably getting similar spin each time.

I think the exercise helps prevent serving too many flat balls at the start of a serve-session or starting serves of a match. It is also a good exercise for testing the amount of spin a rubber can generate. This saves a lot of wasted time serving at the table where every type of serve is spinless.

 



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