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Xu Chenhao illegal serve (study case)

Today, let’s analyze the serve of Xu Chenhao.


Closed training of China Team before Tokyo Olympics

Just after the Chinese Trial (Second Leg), the China National Team has arrived in Weihai today (Monday 31 May 2021).

Closed training in Weihai 2021 before the Tokyo Olympics
Closed training in Weihai 2021 before the Tokyo Olympics

A new phase of closed training is about to begin.​​​​ Closed training is very important. This is the final stage before going to Tokyo Olympics.
Closed training is one of the 5 main reasons that the China National Team is very strong in the international competition. Read the “top 5 reasons why Chinese National Team” is so good to learn about that.

Chinese National Team moved to Weihai after the Chinese Trial 2021
Chinese National Team moved to Weihai after the Chinese Trial 2021

In an interview with Xinhua News Agency today, coach Liu said that the Chinese National Team should win at least 3 GOLD medals. There are too many good opponents in the men single. Mima Ito is a huge threat to China. So the men team, and then the women team are the 2 GOLD medals. The third gold medal should be the men single, or the women single.


The illegal serve of Xu Chenhao (hidden by the head)

For the serve of Xu Chenhao in this Chinese Trial, some players said that threw the balls too close to his body. And he mostly hides it with the head, not the arm.

Xu Chenhao has hidden the serve with his head
Xu Chenhao has hidden the serve with his head

Here is the video that analyzed the illegal serve of Xu Chenhao:

Fault table tennis serve (head trick of Xu Chenhao)

Watch this video.

The umpire called “fault serve”. And she explained, “the player hide the ball with his shoulder”.

fault serve - don't hide with your head or shoulder
fault serve – don’t hide with your head or shoulder

The umpire is correct. This is a good call. Xu Chenhao has hidden the ball with his head.

Good call - Xu Xin can't see the contac t point
Good call – Xu Xin can’t see the contac t point

I don’t think that Xu Xin can see the contact point. It is very difficult to see the contact point.



Second call. Fault serve. Please don’t hide the contact point when you serve.

Illegal table tennis serve of the professional player
Illegal table tennis serve of the professional player

 



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