Pendulum Serve

Table Tennis Serving

Last updated 10 years ago

Ontivero blackitin

Ontivero blackitin Asked 10 years ago

Hi alois, I was extremely confused, I can't even do the pendulum serve. I know how to hold the bat to do the serve but I can't brush the ball or how do you know when you did it? or not?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Ontivero,

To brush the ball you come straight through in one straight line.  Get the swing coming in towards you a little.

It is easiest if you start to do this away from the table.  This will allow you to swing through freely.  See if you can get the contact first. When you are getting the contact correctly you will see the ball curving on the floor.

When you feel confident with this then you can step to the table and try it again.

The best idea is to purchase our Serving Secrets Revealed DVD.  This will show you the techniques in great detail and will show you how to learn the serve in steps. 


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Ontivero blackitin

Ontivero blackitin Posted 10 years ago

Yeah I saw many times the ball spinning on the floor,but i want the curving effect of the pendulum serve on the table . And how do i make contact with it?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 10 years ago

It is the same contact as you are doing when the ball is curving on the floor.  Just get into the start position of the pendulum serve and then swing through making the same sort of contact.


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