Getting pure sidespin on serves

Table Tennis Serving

Last updated 1 year ago

Aaron Lin

Aaron Lin Asked 1 year ago

What is the spin on this serve of FZD's?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyjdsB85h2I - somebody said that this serve is only sidespin, not much topspin, very little if any.

And so i was thinking is an only sidespin serve possible or is it always going to be varying amounts of side+back or side+topspins ?

I know pure top and pure backspins is possible but what about pure side spin?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 year ago

Hi Aaron,

This looks like it has a little topspin on the serve as well as sidespin.  The ball will tend to rotate forward after it bounces on the table.  In theory you can have pure sidespin but in reality there is usually some backspin or topspin on the serve as well.


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