Balls of Serve Practice

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 9 years ago

Chris Neumann

Chris Neumann Asked 9 years ago

Hey Alois and Jeff,

 first of thanks for making this amazing and very helpful site. It really seems like you guys want to endorse Table Tennis as a sport and help everyone at every level.

 My question: I just bought your Serving Secrets DVD and would like to start practicing my serves more intensely. However, I don't know which balls to use. I know you guys said to use 10+ balls to get a repetitive motion going. Should I use match balls like Butterfly 3-stars? Or are 2 star training balls sufficient? The 2-star balls are often lighter and because the serve has to be perfect, wouldn't it be better use the balls I will actually be serving with in a match? 

Best Regards,


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Chris,

It is a bit of a trade off.  In an ideal world it would be good to use all 3 star balls.  Affordability is the only problem here.

It is better to have twenty 2 star balls than five 3 star balls for repetition.  It is better if you can get about 50 balls so that you can spend more time practicing than picking up and you can get some rhythm while practicing.

Certainly if you can, use 3 star balls, it is better for you to get used to the match situation. 

Thanks for your kind words.  We really do want to see players improve.  It is something that we genuinely enjoy.

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