Sidespin serve placement

Table Tennis Serving

Last updated 8 years ago

eugene lu

eugene lu Asked 8 years ago

Hi pingskills,

There is this type of placement I do not understand whether it's short or long. It only bounces once on the opponent side and then fall off the side of the table. But then, the ball is very close the net.

Is this a short or a long ball and what is the advantage of placing the ball in such a way?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 8 years ago

Hi Eugene,

Anything that bounces only once on your opponent's side is a long serve because it is easier for your opponent to make an attacking stroke by going around the side of the table and having a bigger swing at the ball.

The advantage of placing the ball wide is that it makes you opponent move wide to play the stroke and may leave the table open for your next shot.

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