Indicator for spin serves

Table Tennis Serving

Last updated 9 years ago

Archel Taneka Sutanto

Archel Taneka Sutanto Asked 9 years ago

Hi Alois and Jeff,

I've practiced my pendulum serve and reverse pendulum, but I don't know if my serves have a lot of spins on them. So, what's the indicator for spin serves?

Thanks a lot!
Regards, Archel

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Archel,

When you are serving, watch to see the bounce of the ball after the ball bounces on the other side.  Watch it till it stops to see the flight of the ball and the bounce.  If it goes straight it probably means it doesn't have much spin.  If the ball curves a lot then it will probably have sidespin.

This aspect of watching he ball after you serve is a really important part of learning serves.  By watching you get better feedback about your serves so you know which ones you need to replicate.

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