Pure sidespin on tomahawk and pendulum serve

Table Tennis Serving

Last updated 1 year ago

Mark Kopins

Mark Kopins Asked 1 year ago

I'm not sure how to angle my bat when doing a pure sidespin tomahawk or pendulum serve. If you angle the bat straight ahead, the ball flies off at an angle. I'd like the ball to go straight (though curved), so I think you have to angle the bat somewhat. Thank you.

Mark Kopins

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 year ago

Hi Mark,

Have the bat vertical with the nose pointing to the ground for the Pendulum and string tup to the roof for the Tomahawk.  Then brush the ball on the side.  You can bush it more on the back but sidewards if you like to change the direction of the ball.  

This will get the sidespin and also allow you to hit the ball to anywhere on the table.

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