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Table Tennis Basic Strokes - The Forehand Backspin Serve


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After Contact With the Ball
Photo of Forehand Backspin Serve - After Contact With the Ball

After Contact With the Ball

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The player has just finished contact with the ball.

Points to look for:

  • The shoulders have continued to turn back towards their starting position, and the forearm of the playing arm has moved further towards the table, sliding under the ball at contact.
  • The free arm has moved very little through the service action.
  • As can be seen from the blurring of the ball, it is moving forwards and slightly downwards towards the table.

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