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Difficult serves are discussed here. Are there questions about serving? Are there questions, how to serve effectively, or a tricky serve, to whop your opponent's ass, and show everyone that you are cool? Ask them here. Not only me, but all other people, who want to help, can discuss the problem, or questions here.

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Serves serves serves....and serves! Hi, my name is Aram Hassan, and I am also a table-tennis player. My dream? Become a famous table-tennis player, and also, a very loved one. I think, that one of the most important things in table-tennis, is the serve. The serve depends the whole rally. The serve, is the start, of the so called "war". What is your favorite serve? Why? Have problems with serves? Ask them here. People, and not only me, will try their best to help you out. The more, the merrier. ^^ Everyone is allowed to create discussions. 

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How to do the reverse pendulum serve?

Started by Daniel Tessier. Last reply by Aram (Leo) Hassan Feb 4. 2 Replies

Hello everyone!This is my first time in this group. I want to know if someone would be able to give me some tips on how to do the reverse pendulum serve. I have practice a few hours already and can't…Read More

Kenta Matsudaira

Started by Leonardo Tarossi Santos. Last reply by Aram (Leo) Hassan Dec 8, 2013. 2 Replies

Very good service , but how return?

how to return serve

Started by Deepak raj. Last reply by André Caznok Oct 30, 2013. 5 Replies

Hey can anyone tell me how to return a pendulum serve so that our opponent can't attack on our return??Read More

want to learn a difficult serve

Started by krish gupta. Last reply by KAYZER Oct 14, 2013. 2 Replies

guys i want to learn a very difficult serve that no one can take...does anyone know??Read More

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Comment by Aram (Leo) Hassan on February 25, 2013 at 11:23am

Talk, and do anything you want, of course, only if it has to do with serves only, here.

Comment by Riwaz Marhatta on September 16, 2013 at 12:05pm
by the looks of your comment ...yore just starting out,go to youtube ..look up pingskills.....they have a variety of serves that you will find effective
Comment by krish gupta on September 16, 2013 at 12:09pm

k thanx

Comment by krish gupta on September 20, 2013 at 3:31am

should i buy Donic Waldner 1000 or gki euro jumbo ?????

Comment by Aram (Leo) Hassan on September 20, 2013 at 9:56am

Ahm, I never tried those 2. Sorry, I don´t know. :( However, I can tell you, that those 2 differ from each other extremely.

Comment by Aram (Leo) Hassan on November 15, 2013 at 7:36am

Oh, thank goodness! I have this stupid hand-ache, or something. Wrong movement at table-tennis, I guess? ;( Well, I'm going to own, and win from everyone. And you should to, by utlizing and improving your serves to the Maximum!

Comment by Elaine Reaman on February 8, 2014 at 12:11pm

I'm comfortable with my hitting ability, but my serves are not nearly as developed.  I do notice that most of the advanced/professional players use an under-spin short serve.  I have trouble with deception and using spin on a serve.  I have tried a different grip, but I feel uncomfortable with it and often can be even or ahead of a game, but lose due to the lack of my serving and being deceptive enough.  I don't really have a practice table and prefer practicing with a partner as opposed to just going out with a bunch of balls and practicing, which is probably why I suck at it.

Comment by Aram (Leo) Hassan on February 8, 2014 at 1:40pm

Ahh, Elaine Reaman, I can perfectly understand what you mean. I also don´t have a table-tennis table, and that's why I always tend to go playing table-tennis. I go to training, not because I learn what they teach me, because I almost learn nothing (Sadly, :'( I wish I'd meet Kenta someday, and even be in the ITTF list), yet, whenever I go to table-tennis, I troll people with serves. We have this thing at the end of the "training" ( Our "teacher' can't do s***), where we play a simple set with our training partner, to 7 points, each one serve. When you win, you go a table to the left, and when you lose, you go a table to the right. Ergo, many chances for training serves. I seriously have trouble with playing forehand, and my backhand technique is also...meh... :( :'( But the serves...Ohohoh...Because of them, I easily win points. I suggest you start with some easy serves, such as the high-toss serves of Werner Schlager, and the serves of Wang Liqin.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PD02s8uTSzw Just copy the movements. Try them at home. If you have a room at home with enough room, then you can easily try practising throwing the ball up, and hitting contact, so you can see the spin on the ball. It might seem weird at first, but do give it a try. When you go to table-tennis, then try those serves. Now, because you are female, you have a different physique, but I don't believe that is holding you back. I think you have to understand and "feel" serves. I can help you with them, if you want to. :) For starters, check out the link I sent in this message. If questions raise, do ask them immediately. :)

Comment by Elaine Reaman on February 11, 2014 at 9:59am

Thanks for your response. Yes, I need a table to practice because when I go to the club, some pong addict engages me in play instead :)  My forehand is very strong and many people like to play my backhand as a result as my footwork isn't as fast there either and I play predominantly men so I find spin rather than speed gets them more often.  If I hit it hard, they just return it harder.  I am fast with excellent hand/eye coordination but they can usually out-spin me.  I too have done those drills playing to 5-6 points.  I had some group training from Sean O'neal when first starting out and he emphasized footwork and using body position to be deceptive rather than using fancy serves.  I am the 2nd top female player on our league, which using rating central (I understand is average 200 points less than USATT ratings), my highest rating was 967 with rating central; most of the men are somewhere between 1100-1800.  We also have a resident coach who we can pay for training, but for serving, I think it just takes practice and the good servers definitely spend time on it and they seem to like it, unlike me.  I will look over the sites you mention, but first, I need a table.  I had a free place to go to, but now, I live kind of far from it and do not have that access.

Comment by Aram (Leo) Hassan on February 22, 2014 at 11:51am

Elaine Reaman, I see what you mean. I am not a very good player, but as I said, no one is able to return my serves, simply, because they aren't 'fancy', but deceptive. Just do your serves, and add a simple extra movement after you hit the ball. So for instance, if I were to do a pendulum where the side-spin goes clock-wise, then that means after I hit the ball, I add an extra movement to the left. (Right-handed.) 

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