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I'd been told that the corkscrew serve is very rare and it's one of the most dangerous serve, is it ? I'd also been told that the famous Liu Guoliang is very good at this serve and he teaches to Wang Hao.Is it possible to serve this in shakehand style ? I'd be so grateful to you if you can give me some instructions so I can learn this deadly serve.
Thank you very much !
It is definitely possible to serve this typ of serve with a shakehand gip. A Corkscrew serve is just a sidespin serve but getting the ball to rotate on a horizontal axis towards the target, rather han a vertical axis.
It is a slow serve and so not used very much at the top level, because it is too easy to read.
The advantages of it are that it doesn't give your opponent any speed to work with for the return.
I don't think it is one of the most deadly serves otherwise everyone would be using it.
To do it, brush the ball sideways, brushing closer to the bottom of the ball rather than the side. So, brushing the ball in a left toright or right to left direction, in relation to the table and contacting the ball at the base of the ball as you are looking at it.
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