Last updated on 11-Feb-2012 07:05:15 AM
I have a persisiting problem with serving backspin balls. It either always be a anti spin ball or topspin as I have ahit against the ball instead of brushing it...today I sat down on a sofa and just focused on just trying to brush the ball using my wrist(without the full serve action). However, the spin generated was very little even though it the ball moved back a bit. Is it my technical limitation or got to do with the bat??
For my pendulum serves, it has very little quality in terms of speed and spin? What can I do?
And I always hesitate and get nervous when I toss the ball up, such that when I try to add spin, it goes off the ball or hit the net...Advise me please! Thank you.
If you managed to get the ball to come back a little on the sofa you are starting to get the action.
This is a good way to start because you don't have the limitations of needing the ball to go on the table. You can do the same thing on the floor and see if you can get the ball to come back to you. Once you feel more comfortable doing this you need to remember the feeling and then have a try up at the table. Again initially don't worry if the ball goes on as a correct serve, just see if you can get the ball to stop and come back to you on the table.
Then you can start to see if you can do a correct serve and still maintain the spin contact.
The nerves you talk about are restricting you from swinging through properly. Then it is a self fulfilling thing. YOu are worried about not getting enough spin which makes you more tentative. Being more tentative makes you get less spin.
Just swing through and see what happens.