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Having problems with a basic serve? This lesson gives you simple pointers that make it easy for you to start serving legally.
Thanks .. was a useful lesson
Glad you liked it Rawan.
thnx..........now startg gettng grip on m serve.....
real vry useful...
i am a penholder....so i want the penhold service video
It is exactly the same with penhold. Apply the same principles.
hey!thanks guys that was very useful
Thanks guys. Good to hear.
I cannot open the video. Why?
I'm not sure why. The video is posted publicly on YouTube. Are you able to watch other videos on YouTube?
this video was very good. helped me very much on my serve. thanks guys
That is good to hear Alexander. Hope you get a chance to take a look around our other free lessons on the site as well.
MUY BUENO PERO PODRIAN AÑADIR SUBTITULOS DE APOYO YA QUE SOY LATINO Y NO ENTINDO MUY BIEN EL INGLES
Unfortunately we don't have the ability to do this at the moment.
Lamentablemente no tenemos la capacidad de hacer esto en este momento.
I like this website very much. And I like the way you teach Mr Rosario and Mr Plumb you both are very nice and you made me really want to play this game. thanks
Thanks Hussein. We appreciate your comments.
Thankyou so much!!! But there's a question that can I serve with penhold grip??
Yes you can serve with the Penhold grip.
This video is very useful for beginners like me!!!!!! thanks again!
wow guys this was a awsum video.....i've improved my serve thank u once again
That is good to hear Abhishek.
will definitely help me
i love all your videos!! but it's hard to sort of copy because your a lefty~ no offense, just one of my wishes~
One of our other readers watches the bodies in a mirror to make me Right handed. I thought that was a great idea.
Thanks!!!sir,I learn always new things from your videos.
thnx pingskills,,,it's damm usefull
I can't balance the ball on my palm so the result is the ball still quivering a little.Can I carry on throw it up and hit the ball.
Take a little time to steady the ball. You can take a few seconds that will allow you enough time to relax and become steady.
Bless you for sharing it!
It was very helpful to my wife and I. We are we have both played a lot as kids, and thought we really knew how to play, but this video showed us that we really did not learn from the pro's, and we love your videos so far. The fact that you share them with us proves to us that you !HAVE YOUR HEARTS IN THE RIGHT PLACE!
This video was extremely helpful to us in our quest to learn "How to hold the paddle".
It is very clear. Thanks.
can you slice the ball
Yes you can. By brushing under the ball you will get some backspin or slice on it.
Thank you it's helped me
Thanks for letting us know Tyrone.
Very good video for beginners.I just wanted to point out that, although I have accustomed to spinny serves, both by myself and my opponents, it's a good thing to practice with basic non-spinny serves for a long while. In fact I'm regularly playing training matches with no-spin serves to practice rallies. Here are some reasons why I think a beginner (and all of us) should not dismiss no-spin serves:
So, in retrospect, I'd want to play competitively using basic serves instead of spoiling myself with convoluted serves. What do you think about that idea?
I think if you do both at different times you will get the best of both worlds. It is important to develop your serves. It is also important that you develop your follow up after the serves. You can also practice your rallying.
What is the point in spin?
It makes it harder for the opponent to control the ball. With topspin it allows you to hit the ball harder because the topspin will drag the ball downwards.
Backspin can be very important for serving too as it makes it harder for your opponent to attack the ball.
Oh, Thanks Both
Hello ping skills . can you please make a video on how the returns for spinny services will be . I'm unable to understand boomerangs on my service properly .
(Also if possible can you also tell me that when a spinning ball strikes the rubber does it grip and start spinning the opposite way or it grips and still keeps spinning the same way )
We have a series of lessons in our Receiving Secrets series that covers in detail the principles of returning spin serves. If you can join the Premium membership you can access all of these which I think will help a lot.
With regard to what happens with the ball, it does grip and come out in the opposite direction. That is why the grip on the rubber os so important.
Ping skills I think I framed my question incorrectly . I do a spinny service . my opponent returns it on the table . and then the ball sometimes behaves in a way I cannot understand . there's still some residual spin from my service and I don't know how it works .
Ah, yes there is. Especially when you put sidespin on your serves. So if you spin the ball left to right, when they push it back it will break right to left on your side of the table. It is a matter of getting used to the reaction. It is something that is predictable once you get used to it.
Now my friends cannot return my serves
Well done Rafsan.
Hi Alois and Jeff. Im greatfull for every lessen im watch on ,its sow god . I like when you show whith both hands, Tanks god lock in 2016 from mats långsjö
Always nice to hear from a happy customer.
Can I serve from anywhere on the table as long as I keep behind the while line and throw the ball up at least 6 inches?
Yes you can. We talk about this more in our Service Rules video.
Are you using the rook bat in all of your videos?
Most of the videos I use the PingSkills Touch.
Hi.can not speak English.soory.I am can not watche video.what need saftwar?
You don't need any special software. This video is an embedded YouTube video and with any modern browser you should just be able to hit play.
This video is very good in explaining the serve. It also shows to those who don't do the serve correctly how one could get to the point of serving the ball correctly.
is that serve countable if i serve a low and the ball. just touches the top of the net and falls in the opponents region?
That is a 'Let' and you stop and reply the point.
means it is not countable?
how can we make the serve more faster ?
Hit the ball flatter. When you are practicing, aim to hit the ball long off the ned of the table to start with This will allow you some freedom to hit the ball harder.
This was a very good break down of how to serve and very useful for me coaching players with intellectual difficulties. Keeping the hand close to the ball etc. I especially like the idea that as the ball is thrown up the bat stays low and ready to be driven forward when the ball comes down. Thank you!
Glad it is helpful.
Yes the bat and ball close together works well for beginners. I use it for very young players in particular and I find that they can usually get a serve on the table.