Hiding The Contact

Table Tennis Rules

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Aasim Showkat

Aasim Showkat Asked 7 years ago

Hi Alois,

I know that  while doing service we can't hide the contact of ball and bat but after doing serve can we hide the contact below the table or behind our body, to distract the opponent.


Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb Answered 7 years ago

Hi Aasim,

During a rally there is no restriction on this. You are allowed to let the ball drop below the table and make a shot from there. However I wouldn't recommend this. You'll put yourself into a far worse position by trying something tricky. You are better off during the rally getting into a good position and executing a decent stroke.


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D K

D K Posted 4 years ago

If hiding a serve is forbidden,how can I make sure that it will be difficult for my opponent to recognize what spin is on the ball?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 4 years ago

By disguising the action of the service swing and the contact.  We have a section on this in our Serving Secrets lessons for Premium members.


D K

D K Posted 4 years ago

That is the problem: "Premium"


D K

D K Posted 4 years ago

And .... is it somehow possible to serve using the full-arm swing ?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 4 years ago

For serving you need to use you your wrist because this moves the fastest.


D K

D K Posted 4 years ago

I know. But can I somehow add the arm movement?
Because I really do not know how to further increase my spin.

I am doing some mistake while training services and I do not know what mistake.
I am trying to brush it lightly,quickly and lowly,but if I do not miss it or hit the edge of the table,it is spinless


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 4 years ago


D K

D K Posted 4 years ago

D-did you really....freed that lesson? :O :O :O ???
THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!


D K

D K Posted 4 years ago

No...I am just a stupid boy who cannot read -_-


D K

D K Posted 4 years ago

It is just a bad luck that the lesson I am looking for is always Premium.

But this is something I cannot change.

So I have to try to findout my misake on my own :D



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