Today, let’s learn the basic backhand serve in table tennis. Backhand serve is one of the 10 fundamental skills in table tennis. Why?
Should we learn the backhand serve?
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Yes, look at this match. Backhand serve, and backhand serve only.
Basic backhand serve techniques
Now, let’s learn the essentials of the backhand sidespin serve.
Using the backhand serve, you don’t need to move. You can stay near the middle of the table. This is the big advantage of the backhand serve.
Stand near the middle of the table, on the left half, and lean forward slightly.
The left palm holds the ball in front of the body.
“Yin pai”, throw the ball up (at least 16 cm).
Waist turned to the left. Use the waist to add more force to your serve.
When the ball drops to the net height, the forearm accelerates to hit the ball forward. This action will add sidespin to the ball.
After hitting the ball, the arm continues to move the side. Make a small jump for the next ball.
What is the difference between the topspin-sidespin serve, and the underspin-sidespin serve?
It is where you hit on the ball, and the direction of the force.
To make the backhand serve with top sidespin, you hit the ball on the side. You also hit the ball upward, with the racket’s face open.
To make the backhand serve with underspin, you hit the ball at the lower part.
1 – The backhand serve in general has less spin and speed than the forehand serve. That’s why using the backhand serve is less popular. However, it depends on the playing style, backhand serve has many advantages.
See you in the next video.
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