Tomahawk backspin

Table Tennis Serving

Last updated 9 years ago

Angel Valentinov

Angel Valentinov Asked 9 years ago

Hi, guys!

I train table tennis from 8 months. 3 times a week. When i do the Tomahawk serve i can do it with backspin but i can not do it with a lot of backspin. Thank you!


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Angel,

To get more spin on the Tomahawk serve try using your wrist more and getting your bat back further so that your bat is coming more under the ball.

It is difficult to get as much spin on the Tomahawk serve as some of the other types of serve.  This is because you are using your wrist in a sideways motion.  It is still worth using as a variation of serve.


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Steve Vaugier

Steve Vaugier Posted 9 years ago

Alois is correct but I would like to add something that might help. When you are moving your arm forward yiolenty snap your wrist forwad with your blade slightly tilted back. This is not something that can be learned in 5 min. I use the tomahawk about 80% of the time and still have trouble. Also keep your eye on the ball or it will head to the moon. Been there done that. (no,I have not been to the moon). Hope this helps, Steve



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