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After watching Jiang Jialiang and Hyun Jung Hwa and being impressed, I have made the switch to short pips to further my penhold counter attacking style (I've been playing with pimples for about 5 months now).
However, my serves have never been too spinny and it is even harder to generate spin with the pimple rubber. I do not twiddle as I play with the Cork grip handle on one side.
I notice players like Lee Eun Hee and Shan Xiaona throw the ball up very high when they serve to achieve spin and puzzle opponent. How can I practise this and what techniques can I use to make the most out of my service as a penhold short pips quick attack player.
Ps: I also have trouble returning reverse pendulum serves for some reason (it pings off) and it gives away easy points and keeps my rating down :( Can I counteract this strongly with the pips in some way to win more matches?
Look forward to your response,
Interesting switch to the pimples.
To generate more spin you can try the high toss serve. You can still generate enough spin to trouble opponents with the short pimples. Then think also about the variation with the amount of spin. If you change between the most spin you can generate and sightly less this will trouble opponents.
For the return of serve, think about hitting the ball more crisply. You can use a flik stroke as well. The short pimples will help you to counteract the spin naturally because it tends to deaden the spin on the ball.
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