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Table Tennis / Ping-Pong Basic Strokes - FH Tomahawk Backspin/Sidespin Serve

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

End of Follow Through

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The ball has bounced on the server's side of the table, while the player has finished his follow through.

Points to look for:

  • The shoulders, hips and waist have all turned a little more to the player's left, which will reduce the amount of movement necessary to get into a neutral ready position.
  • As shown by the small blur trail, the ball not moving all that fast, but it has heavy spin.
  • The player is watching the flight of the ball, to judge how successful the serve has been.
  • The ball has bounced very close to the endline of the server, which is typical for long serves.

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