Last updated on 17-Apr-2012 09:53:06 AM
I know you have put up a video already about the Ma Lin serve but I was wondering about the angle of the bat and how do you get that brushing motion without too much forward momentum.
When I try the serve it ends up with to much side spin and not enough backspin. I have learned how to get backspin on its own but while throwing it up and with to much forward momentum I'm finding it quite hard.
Also i was wondering whats the best way to win a short game of about 3 points. My school has tables and we always play cross service and first to three. To start we throw the ball in for service. We also have a rule that whoever wins the point will serve. I know these rules are quite wierd and not normal but I was wondering what is the best service for a short match with cross serve?
I know its a long question but thanks if you could answer it.
Keep working on the Ma Lin serve. It is a matter of getting the touch to get the right contact. It will just take more time to get it right. On contact, the bat needs to be really flat like a pan carrying an egg. Focus on this while you are throwing the ball up.
For a short game you are probably best to do some really fast spin serves and try to get them to make an error off your serve while they don't have time to get used to them. Sounds like a good way to get a lot of you playing at the same time and getting players to rotate around when there aren't many tables.