How To Do Advanced Table Tennis Serves
Advanced serves are used to outfox your opponent by putting large amounts of spin or speed on the ball, or by misdirection. Sanket Shah, coach at Finsbury Table Tennis Club, shows you how to perform a number of advanced serves.
- A Pendulum serve is used by many advanced players as it allows you to start with the bat away from the body, and to put side and topspin on the ball.
- The reverse pendulum allows you to put sidespin and backspin of the ball, which can help you outwit your opponent.
- You can mislead your opponent by suggesting you are going to do a certain kind of serve, for example a backspin, then turning your bat at the last minute to do a topspin.