Topspin serve variations/methods

Table Tennis Serving

Last updated 7 years ago

Johnny Long

Johnny Long Asked 7 years ago


How would you do a topspin serve? What are some types of topspin serves?

Right now for topspin serves, I just hit the ball like I would with the forehand topspin, which is pretty obvious.

Is there some other way to do a topspin serve? Maybe a more deceptive way?


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi Johnny,

To get topspin on the serve it is a matter of hitting the ball at a different position in your swing. For example with the Pendulum serve it is about hitting the ball later in the swing when the bat is starting to go upward.

We cover topspin serves in our Serving Secrets section under each type of serve and show you how to do them.

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