Effective forehand serves left-handed in doubles

Table Tennis Serving

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John Gebhardt

John Gebhardt Asked 2 weeks ago

I recently injured my right bicep and have been playing left-handed for the first time since I was a teenager. It is going pretty well except for my forehand serves. It is almost impossible for me to land the ball in the opponents right-hand court. 

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Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 2 weeks ago

Hi John,

If you are serving from your backhand corner, angle the bat so that it is almost vertical, with the nose of the bat pointing to the ground.  Then brush the ball on the right hand side.  That should get it sliding easily over the the opposite corner of the table.

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