Last updated on 18-Jul-2011 05:30:22 PM
Do you know Kong Lunghui, he was once a world champion and he has this backhand serve which goes the opposite of the normal spin. He used it against Waldner in 2000 olympics with great success. I think I got a pretty good idea of how he does it, using more wrist but can you help here? Maybe you can even do it?
Yes, Kong's serve was very effective. It look so simple but yet was so effective. Kong is one of my favourite platers to watch because of his unbelievable balance and movement.
This serve of his is similar to a Tomahawk serve but using the other side of the bat and hitting it on the backhand side of your body. You could call it the Backhand Tomahawk Serve.
He uses a lot of wrist with the end of his bat going from pointing towards him to pointing towards the net. There was also not much speed on the ball which meant that it was more difficult for the receiver to generate pace on the return.
He used excellent placement and was able to keep the serve short and low enough to make sure they couldn't make a strong return.
I will put it on our list of things to do.
Thanks for the suggestion.