Pendulum serve that doesn't curve much

Table Tennis Serving

Last updated 3 years ago

Rodney Pucay

Rodney Pucay Asked 3 years ago

i want to know if it's possible to make a pendulum sidespin serve not to curve that much but still with sidespin by getting the ball with more forward momentum.it would be hard to read the spin.if i use more of my arm, will it work? sorry for this crazy questions. I'm just curious.hahaha.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 years ago

Hi Rodney,

The more speed you have on the ball the less it will curve, even though it may have a lot of sidespin.  This is because the forward momentum takes the ball straight on rather than allowing the sidespin to take effect on the first bounce.

The only issue is that the serve will tend to be long in this case and so you are leaving yourself open to be attacked if the receiver is ready for this.


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Rodney Pucay

Rodney Pucay Posted 3 years ago

ok. thanks again 



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