Backhand Tomahawk Serve

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Ian Costello

Ian Costello

Last updated on 27-Nov-2015 07:27:53 AM

One question. How do U execute the backhand tomahawk serve?



Alois Rosario

and Alois Rosario said...

Hi Ian,

For this serve you do it the same as the tomahawk except as you are swinging through, you hit it with the backhand side of the bat.  The ball will swing the opposite way. Just give it a try a lot of times. You will get it. 

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Comments on this question

Ian Costello

Ian Costello commented...

on the 09-Dec-2011 10:55:50 PM
Neat way to do the vid.
Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson commented...

on the 12-Dec-2011 05:28:32 PM

That was a fantastic explanation of the serve. I am impressed by the new camera you guys are using, it has some great slow motion action.

Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb from PingSkills said...

on the 12-Dec-2011 05:37:35 PM
Thanks Paul. I love the slow motion too. In fact every time we are filming I ask Alois if we can record the action again in slow motion :)
Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills said...

on the 12-Dec-2011 06:07:04 PM
Thanks a lot Paul...  Now Jeff is going to want to slo mo everything!!!!
Ian Costello

Ian Costello commented...

on the 12-Dec-2011 11:16:09 PM
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yap Zhi De

Yap Zhi De commented...

on the 27-Nov-2015 12:11:28 AM

Hi Alois

            When I do the reverse tomahawk serve, the ball keep flying sideways and thus not hitting my opponent's side of the table. Can you help?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills said...

on the 27-Nov-2015 07:27:53 AM

Alter the angle of your swing.  If it is going to the right hand side, finish with your bat more towards the net.  If the ball is going to the left, then get the bat to finish more to the right.

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