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The Backhand Backspin/Sidespin Serve - Table Tennis/ Ping-Pong Basic Strokes

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End of Follow Through
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End of Follow Through

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The ball has just bounced on the table, and the player has finished his follow through.

Points to look for:

  • The player is continuing to watch the path of the ball closely.
  • The bat has moved in a rough semicircle, which is why some players also call this type of serve a pendulum serve, although the name is more often used for the forehand varieties of serving.
  • From this finishing position, the player will only have to drop his playing elbow and point the bat forward to be back in his ready position.
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