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).
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.
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.
Here is the video that analyzed the illegal serve of Xu Chenhao:
The umpire called “fault serve”. And she explained, “the player hide the ball with his shoulder”.
The umpire is correct. This is a good call. Xu Chenhao has hidden the ball with his head.
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.
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Coach EmRatThich was born in Hanoi, Vietnam in 1983. He started playing table tennis at the age of 8. After finishing his Ph.D. in Paris, University Pierre Marie Curie (Sorbonne University) in 2011, he is now a table tennis coach in a small club in France (about 153 players). Interested in table tennis coaching for a global audience, he founded pingsunday.com, one of the best online coaching programs for table tennis players. Using the Chinese coaching philosophy, his table tennis lessons are free, which allows many table tennis players to improve fast. He can speak English, French, Vietnamese, and a little bit of Chinese.