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Table Tennis/ Ping-Pong - Pendulum Backspin/ Sidespin Serve - Side View

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End of Follow Through
Photo of FH Pendulum Backspin/Sidespin Serve - End of Follow Through

End of Follow Through

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

Points to look for:

  • Note the depth of the bounce of the ball on the table. This is typical of a double bounce serve (where the ball will bounce twice on the opponent's side of the table if left untouched). It is very difficult to do a double bounce serve where the bounce on the server's side is close to the endline.
  • The left foot has finished pivoting, the right foot has lifted and the right leg is now moving towards the camera.

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