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Table Tennis Basic Strokes - The Forehand No Spin Serve


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After Contact With the Ball
Photo of Forehand No Spin 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, hitting through the ball at contact, with very little sliding action.
  • 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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