Speed & Spin

Table Tennis Serving

Last updated 9 years ago

Kaustubh Kulkarni

Kaustubh Kulkarni Asked 9 years ago

How does speed affect spin and vice versa?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Kaustubh,

If there is more speed on the ball the ball will not curve as much but the spin will still remain.  So when it hits the opponents racket it will still spin off.  In fact it will tend to have more of a reaction because it will hit their bat faster and spin off faster. 

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Huzaifa Khan

Huzaifa Khan Posted 9 years ago

Hi coach

I am using tenergy 05 on my forehand and tenargy 64 on my backhand and it feels to me like that the forehand one is slow than the backhand one why is this?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Hi Hazaifa,

The Tenergy 05 should be faster.   Not sure why it feels slower.  Try turning the bat over and using it the other way and see if you still feel the same.

Aldrin Sauro

Aldrin Sauro Posted 9 years ago

 Hi Coach,


I'm having a hard time using the "Pendulum Serve" beacause I can't give enough Tightness or Spin and Speed during brushing the ball. What should I do?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

The key is the wrist being relaxed so that you can flick it through at the point of contact.

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