Table tennis serve is the most important for every player and it is one of the important techniques to get a point in table tennis. For the backspin serve you have to know what kind of table tennis grip used for the game. And also you have to know basic table tennis strokes and serve that you bring to advance backspin. So let’s know how can improve advance backspin in the table tennis.
Now with the advanced backspin we will cover four different topics:
- The Stance
- The grip
- Ball Toss / Throwing of the ball
- Placement of the ball serves
1. The Stance:
The distance how will be remote from the table tennis you should stand, it is most important for the players. It comes to footwork in table tennis. It’s a very fast game and being able to spindle around on your legs is so important when reacting to the returning ball. Actually you should stand the table tennis as you feel comfortable and you served before the practice match. It can be better for the serve with your distance.
2. The grip:
The grip, you can have many different variation of the grip, you can hold it loose, you can hold it only with your thumb and finger if you want, or you can full grip it’s your choice. You have to try and experiment to find the best solution for yourself. I tend to have a little loose grip, so I can wrist back a little bit more and get as much backspin as possible.
3. Ball Toss / Throwing of the ball:
The ball toss and throwing the ball is much important to vary your ball toss to have a variation of spin. Then the ball drops further on the high-toss than on the short toss, and so at contact point is traveling much faster than it would otherwise, the high-toss server can often misleadingly throw an opponent’s timing off by randomly choosing to put more or less spin on the ball than he would normally. Most players and pros who instruct on this matter advise players to keep their arms straight with their elbow locked. The motion of your arm upwards should be enough to give you a toss of decent height. The ball is being thrown near vertically upwards from an open palm, as per the laws of serving in Ping-Pong. Many pros recommend that your toss is up a shaft slightly to the right of your tossing arm, that is to say, that the toss might not be entirely vertical in a straight line. The player has straightened up a little from his crouch as part of the service motion.
- Use the ball’s speed as it contacts your racket to create spin
- Must learn to put full power in the serve
- Must use your wrist. Without a good wrist snap, you can’t get good spin
4. Placement of the ball serves:
It’s important to observe where you place the ball on the opponent’s side of the table and much more experience is enough for this serve placement tactic.
5. Stroke the ball:
Most servers are looking to take hit a powerful forehand attack from the forehand side of the table. The use of sidespin helps the server to control the likely placement of the return. For right-handers using an offensive attacking style, you should stand slightly on the left-hand side of the table. The bottom three fingers of the racket hand have been loosened, to allow the bat to be moved more freely when serving. This makes it easier to put more varieties of spin on the ball. You also need to bend your knees in order to lower your center of gravity. It is very important to play your strokes in a balanced way and to move easily. Your racket needs to be a neutral position so you can be ready to play either a backhand or a forehand stroke. Players who have a defensive style of play generally adopt a ready place in the center of the table so that they can cover most of the table with the backhand or the forehand.
We will be bringing you many more top table tennis techniques from my experience, so please go ahead and practice each one until you master it.
The Backspin Serve:
You want to try and stand on the backhand side predominantly, because you can get your backhand and forehand in a lot easier. Also when you’re having your stance you want to have your right leg forward if you’re left handing or your left leg foreword if you’re left-handed, this enables you to twist your body into the serve gaining more speed and spin.
The grip, you can have many different variations of the grip, you can hold it lose, you can hold it only with your thumb and finger if you want, or you can full grip it’s your choice. You have to try and experiment to find the best solution for yourself. I tend to have a little loose grip, so I can conk my wrist back a little bit more and get as much backspin as possible.
The last thing I do is, I change my toss, my ball toss; it can go high or low. If it goes high obviously when the ball comes down I get a lot more velocity on the ball gaining more spin and if I chuck it a little bit lower and I gain a little bit less spin and with the same actions. So I get two different serves with two different ball tosses. It looks a little bit like this.
What you can see is. As soon as I’ve contacted the ball, it travels very low over the net, if you can keep it low over the net, the opponent has to try and kind of scoop the ball up, once they have scooped it up then you’re able to get in with an attacking shot.
The other thing you want to think about which is very important is where you place the ball. You want to try and place it in three different spots. The short ones and long ones. Therefore the person, if he has a weak backhand and you’re serving to the backhand side then hopefully you will get a weak return. If they got a strong forehand return and you’re serving to the forehand and you’re able to serve to the backhand then you can change it and then hopefully get a weaker return.
I think my experience what I have shared that helps you.