Thin Fine Contact

Table Tennis Serving

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Yacine Chafra

Yacine Chafra Asked 12 years ago

Dear Coaches,

What is a thin fine contact and how do you do it?

Are there any other tricks to apply more spin to a ball? 


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 12 years ago

Hi Yacine,

A thin or fine contact is where you just brush the ball.  If you think about the ball as being a big wheel, you are brushing the wheel and trying to get it to turn around.  We explain this in detail in our DVD Serving Secrets Revealed.  You can purchase it through our website.  It will give you a lot of information about serving.

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Ilia Minkin

Ilia Minkin Posted 8 years ago

For the text-book like topspin against a flat ball, when one start low, finishes high and contact the ball at 3 hours, is it fine or thick contact? Is it thicker than the powerloop, when one brushes over the top with horizontal swing?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 8 years ago

It is a slightly flatter contact but you still need to make sure there is the brushing on the ball.

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