Topspin or backspin with a side spin serve

Table Tennis Serving

Last updated 7 years ago

Shane Lamb

Shane Lamb Asked 7 years ago

 I've been wondering as to how I can add topspin or backspin while doing a side spin pendulum ball as when ever I do my pendulum service it is extremely random backspin with the server

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Shane,

Think of it as adding a little backspin or sidespin with your sidespin serve.  You don't have to generate pure backspin or topspin.

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Shane Lamb

Shane Lamb Posted 7 years ago

so with a pendulum serve how would I add back spin to the ball with side spin?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

If you think of the ball as a clock face, then hit the ball qt 7 o'clock.  This will give you the backspin and the sidespin. 

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