Ask The Coach Show #133 - How to do a Deceptive Topspin Serve

3 years ago


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Pro Tour Events - 4:09

Philippines Open & Australian Open

Last #PQOTD - 6:26

What is the single most important muscle for Table Tennis?

#PQOTD - 8:22

Who has the better backhand? Ma Long or Wang Hao?

Best Footwork - 10:04

Connor: Hi guys, Who do you believe has the best footwork in the world at the moment?

Back Problems - 11:44

Noel: Hello Coaches, I know I'm playing too much. I had acute back pain a few days ago, and I think it's because of picking up those ping pong balls. Do you have any exercises or tips to remedy the situation?

Pendulum Serve Popularity - 13:07

Johan: Do you think the pendulum serve became so popular because it was easy to hide the contact point compared to for example the backhand serve?

Forehand Close to the Table - 14:55

Brock: I have trouble with my forehand topspin because I have always a feeling I will hit the table with my bat, do you know some tips?

Returning Fast Serves - 17:26

Abbas: I have a problem with kid who always serves fast and short balls to the corners of the table if i go to the right corner he serves to the left corner if i go to the left well... you know what happens.

Relaxing - 19:22

Rexam: When drilling in table tennis I tend to become so stiff , how do I relax? Also I can’t hit the ball on the rise how do I hit he ball with the best timing.

Spin and Variation - 21:40

Pao Pao : How to make the ball spin very fast and powerful? What should I do when my opponent returns my fastest shots?

Forehand Changing Direction - 24:02

Pragya: Does the action for forehand topspin remain the same while hitting the ball parallel to the table as in straight?

Seamless Table Tennis Balls - 25:56

Josef: Anyone have any idea how seamless balls are produced ? If balls have seam it is simple but without a seam?

Topspin Serves - 26:50

Johnny: How would you do a topspin serve? What are some types of topspin serves? Right now, I just hit the ball like I would with the forehand topspin, which is pretty obvious. Is there some other way with more deception?

Controlling Nerves - 29:09

Jeff got nervous during his cube competition. Can he improve in this area?

Links in this Episode

Phillippines Open

Australian Open

Basic Stance

Footwork Basics

Ready Set Move Master Class

Serving Secrets Course

Pendulum Serve

How to hit the ball down the line

Sports Psychology Course