Last updated 2 years ago
Hi alois . when i do a pendulum serve my paddle always get hit at my chest . What i can do to not get hit at my chest again.
This is actually the best way to serve. It does get uncomfortable when you are doing it a lot. Some players will put a towel or padding on their chest when they are doing serving practice to stop the pain.
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mat huang Posted 7 years ago
Yea, I have the same problem. Sometimes after the swing, I just do the reverse motion so I don't hit my chest and it also add disguise to the serve.
Johnny Long Posted 7 years ago
I remember on this question you've talked about a similar topic. http://www.pingskills.com/table-tennis-forum/serving-recoil/
It seems that some top players doesn't follow-thru or 'hit their chest' as much. Alois stated they are using the whipping action of the bat the bat recoils after contact in the other question I linked.
So is it easier to just follow-thru at this stage?
Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago
It bounces off your chest and helps to stop the bat and get it back to the next position.
Johan B Posted 7 years ago
If you stand up a bit straighter (which isn't ideal for recovery) you can hit your abs instead, which might be less painful? Or just follow through in such a way that your arm or wrist crashes into your body instead of your hard paddle
Bennett Brown Posted 7 years ago
i have and still have this problem. its a bit different but i am used to tossing thr ball near my body so ive been trying to break the habit
toby kim Posted 2 years ago
Wouldn’t you at some point damage your intestines or rib cage? I noticed that I hit my rib cage hard. It’s like a non stop drum stick pounding on myself.