Show #243 - Serving, Spinning, and Smashing

7 years ago

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Spin and Chopping - 9:04

Mike: Hi Alois and Jeff...How do you get the best spin on a chop during a rally at various lengths on the table? Do you keep the tension more relax on shorter chops and what is the best spot to hit the chop on your paddle like towards the end or middle?

Short Soft Serves - 12:19

Stan H: What do you have to say about very very short soft serve that only just gets over the net on the centre line?

Serving Swing Spin - 14:51

Stan J: In serving, does it affect the spin and speed of the ball if you stop your arm during the swing on contact to the ball as oppose to completing the swing of your arm?

Sidespin Serve Smashes - 16:52

Stuart: I am having a problem with my third ball. I do a deceptive side spin top spin serve and they push the ball so it comes back very high with backspin and when I attack it I am only hitting the table about 60% most of the time going long when I miss.

Links in this Episode

The Push in Detail

Serve Placement

Learning to Spin

Smash or Topspin a High Ball with Backspin

Harry Houdini's Flight