Serving Low and Short

Table Tennis Serving

Last updated 9 months ago

Kenneth Tham

Kenneth Tham Asked 9 months ago

Dear PingSkills,

I noticed when I do a forehand serve, it is harder for me to keep the ball low and short compared to a backhand serve. Is it naturally harder to do a low and short forehand serve than backhand serve or is it just a matter of practice?



Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 months ago

Hi Kenneth,

It is probably just the height you are hitting the ball at when you are doing the forehand serve.  Try hitting the ball a fraction later when the ball is lower.  This will lead to a lower serve.

The other thing to do is to focus on the result which is getting the ball low.  You can set up a strong across the net like we do in this tutorial on Keeping The Ball Low.  It is a simple set up which will help you.

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