In the previous article “Why Yoshimura Serve is so effective?”, there are many opposing opinions. Some said Yoshimura serve is legal. Other players don’t agree.
Today we talk about the “Upside-down service” of Yoshimura. Is it really effective? And is this service really illegal? If you don’t know the serving rule, I recommend you read the basic serving rules first.
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Different opinions about Yoshimura’s serve
Why Timo Boll needs help? Why he can’t read the spin on the Yoshimura’s serve?
Let’s analyze it today.
Previous video: “Why Yoshimura Serve is so effective?” is here:
And there are a lot of comments. Some of you said that this serve is illegal But others have disagreed and said that his serve is perfect and legal.
Oh. I don’t cry about it. I think this is a very good serve. And if it is at the borderline (difficult to say legal or illegal), you should learn this serve as your new weapon. So today, let’s see if this serve is really effective? and analyze it is legal or illegal?
Maharu Yoshimura (吉村 真晴), born 3 August 1993 is a Japanese national table tennis player.
At the 2015 World Table Tennis Championships, Yoshimura won a silver medal in the mixed doubles event with Kasumi Ishikawa. At the 2017 World Table Tennis Championships, Yoshimura won a gold medal in the mixed doubles event with Kasumi Ishikawa.
At the 2019 Team World Cup Zen-noh, he has won Timo Boll 3-0 in the match of Germany vs Japan. He has used the “upside-down serve” very effective to win Timo Boll.
Timo Boll has a hard time to read Yoshimura serve
Let analyze the game between Timo Boll and Yoshimura at this Team World Cup.
So you can see that Timo Boll has a hard time to read the spin of Yoshimura serve. He lost about 12 points due to this problem. Yes, 12 points/ over (11+11+13 = 35 points won by Yoshimura. That means about 34%.
Is Yoshimura’s serve legal?
To conclude “legal” or not “legal”. Let’s study this slow-motion serve of Yoshimura.
In your opinion, is it legal or not? I’m waiting for your comment!
However, developing a good serve is very important in table tennis. Take your time, to improve your serve!
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