The Inventor of Reverse Pendulum Serve

Table Tennis Discussion

Last updated 9 years ago

Erriza Shalahuddin

Erriza Shalahuddin Asked 9 years ago

I'm just wondering, who's the inventor of reverse pendulum serve? This technique has unusual body motion, so I believe there should be a record of the first player who used it.

Anyway, who has the best reverse pendulum? Some options I have here:

1. Timo Boll

2. Michael Maze

3. Zhang Jike

4. Ma Long

5. Werner Schlager

6. Someone else besides those names


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 9 years ago

Hi Erriza,

I am not sure who the inventor was but it has been used for a long time.  One of the first players I saw using it effectively was Schlager.  Only recently it has been used more.  

I like Maze's Reverse Pendulum.

What do others think?

Let's see who can find evidence of the earliest Reverse Pendulum serve.

Notify me of updates
Add to Favourites
Back to Questions

Thoughts on this question

Paul Davenport

Paul Davenport Posted 9 years ago

Adrian Mattenet has also got a great reverse pendulum serve.

Cristh Garrido

Cristh Garrido Posted 9 years ago

i don't know wich is the best, everybody has a good technique with the serve, but i rather the reverse pendulum serve of my coach, is really exceptional :D

ker Gordon

ker Gordon Posted 9 years ago

yeah not sure but i see a lot of the modern generations using it especially the younger ones who are probably inspired by top players 

Ji-Soo Woo

Ji-Soo Woo Posted 9 years ago

I'm sure alois won't be surprised I agree with his pick!

Arlen Tan

Arlen Tan Posted 9 years ago

Jike has a pretty good one. It took me quite a while to realize it was a reverse serve and not just a normal pendulum serve.

Erriza Shalahuddin

Erriza Shalahuddin Posted 9 years ago

Haha, it has been used for a long time, huh? Maybe it's some kind of fashion, it's a trend in this era, and maybe replaced by another in next generation. Probably the backhand tomahawk can be a trend someday! :D

Adrien Mattenet? Well, now you've mentioned it, I searched for his game, and I agree he also is a good reverse pendulum user. His serve is quite effective and also good looking as well :D . Maybe I want to try his style in my game.

Orr Margalit

Orr Margalit Posted 9 years ago

i likes timo boll's he do little diffrent


Arlen Tan

Arlen Tan Posted 9 years ago

^ Ah yes, now that you've mentioned it Boll also has a very cool reverse pendulum serve.

Become a free member to post a comment about this question.