Backhand Serve Preview

2 years ago

Table Tennis Advice

Above is a preview of our latest video on the backhand serve. Because the backhand serve is not as popular as the pendulum serve, players in general have had less experience returning against it which means if you develop a really good backhand serve, it could be a potent weapon.

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Gagandeep Singh

Gagandeep Singh Posted 2 years ago

"Very informative " few tips actually corrected me technically...Tks.


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 2 years ago

I'm glad you found it helpful Gagandeep. The serve is something you can continually improve.


Jason Partelle

Jason Partelle Posted 2 years ago

Jason here from Yarrawonga, There has been some controversy about serving.  Where are you allowed to serve in regard to the side of the table??  As long as you strike the ball inside the line of the table for the pendulum serve? Ps. I hope countryweek can go back to Albert ParK???


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills Posted 2 years ago

Hi Jason,

As long as you are behind the end line, you can serve from anywhere, even from outside the width of the table. We cover this in our Service Rules video. Let me know if that clears things up.

Do you think most people would prefer Country Week back at Albert Park?


Jason Partelle

Jason Partelle Posted 2 years ago

Yeh thanks jeff. Wow l thought the rumor was correct at country week. I think more table tennis Victoria people be walking around. By the way the new president of table tennis Victoria Denis Makaling seems to be great for our sport. Comment, alot if good players come from the country. Means that table tennis in the country can prosper and not get forgotten. There is still a lot of players in the country playing the sport. I think the younger players from the country want country week in the city and really they the future of table tennis. Victoria still needs a main table tennis centre. I thought Msac was this?

Abhishek Tripathi

Abhishek Tripathi Posted 2 years ago

Very helpful. Thank you Alois and Jeff.


madhur kumar

madhur kumar Posted 2 years ago

very effective serve.

thank you sir!!


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 2 years ago

No problems Madhur.  Hope it helps your game.


madhur kumar

madhur kumar Posted 2 years ago

sure sir


kathy mckelvey

kathy mckelvey Posted 1 year ago

Thank you so much!  Have been waiting for this video!  I use backhand when I play doubles and always feel  awkward and incompetent when i serve. Hopefully this video will help me  become confident.  


tony storer

tony storer Posted 1 year ago

I serve a lot backhand, but I can't get anything like the spin Jeff was in the video. is this just timing?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 1 year ago

It is timing and also contact.  The fast brushing action comes with a quick movement of the wrist and forearm.


kathy mckelvey

kathy mckelvey Posted 1 year ago

Still having a problem keeping the ball low enough!  


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 1 year ago

Try hitting the ball from lower.  Let the ball drop lower after you throw it up and almost let the ball drop onto the bat.


kathy mckelvey

kathy mckelvey Posted 1 year ago

Okay,   will try  thank you!!  



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