Forehand backspin serve/no spin serve

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Last updated 8 years ago

Tang Jeremy

Tang Jeremy Asked 8 years ago

I had some difficulties whether a forehand serve is backspin or no spin serve.Please help!

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Jeremy,

Ou need to watch the contact and the flight of the ball.  These will give you clues.  If they contact the ball flat then there will be no spin.  If the contact is a brushing action under the ball then it will be backspin.

The flight is also a bit different.  The spin serve will go slower through the air.

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