Reverse pendulum serve

Table Tennis Serving

Last updated 8 years ago

Mark Baker

Mark Baker Asked 8 years ago

My favorite serve is the reverse pendulum.  I have found that it works best for me because I will almost always get to hit a forehand on the 3rd ball.  I mix it up with short sidespin,  short backspin/sidespin and long/short sidespin with topspin.  My motion changes less with these serves than other serves so it's more deceptive.  I would like to add the no spin.  Any tips would be appreciated.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Mark,

Well done on getting the Reverse Pendulum serve to be effective.  For the no spin serve, push your bat more forward through the ball to get the contact flatter.

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Srikrishna Suveer

Srikrishna Suveer Posted 8 years ago

I am struggling to get deception on this serve any suggestions? Also where should i place this serve for it to be effective? 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

Hi Srikrishna,

For deception, try to get the contact fast.  Also try to get the different contacts both coming down and up on the contact to get the back and top spins.

As far as placing it, there are several places to place it but it all depends on your opponent and where they don’t feel comfortable.

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