They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well... I think that a video is worth a million words. So, I'm first going to show you a short demo video on the forehand pendulum serve then I'll give you 10 tips on improving every one of your serves.
In this article, I will be outlining ten ways to perfect your serve:
Sometimes players will work very hard over the summer training many hours each day. At the end of the summer, they play a tournament and are very disappointed with their results. They might have spent thousands of dollars traveling to China, hiring pro coaches, and giving great effort… but still they didn’t have the expected results.
Yet other times, players will take a break for a few weeks and practice very little. Without expecting much from their first tournament of the season, these players are sometimes surprised with amazing results!
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Maximizing Your Game Under Poor Circumstances
True or False Question: One must play against better players in order to improve?
Answer: FALSE It is possible to improve your table tennis game even if you don’t have ideal training partners, ideal coaching, and an ideal facility. In this article, I’m going to suggest TEN ways that you can maximize your game under poor training circumstances.
Last week at the local table tennis club, there were about 10 players rated 1800 and 1 player rated 2100 who was a controlled looper. I asked the 2100-rated player what he could possibly do to improve to the next level… After a bit of discussion, we agreed that he needed to learn to play more aggressively and develop his power shots.
During the first lesson with a new student, I often ask the following question,
“Which areas of your game are you trying to improve long term and what measures are you taking to improve those areas?”
They usually respond with a short reply like…
“I’m working on losing this fat belly.”
“I’m just trying to perfect my forehand, that’s all I care about.”
“I just want a serve that no one can return.”
Usually their answers are very short and not detailed. They want to improve, but don’t have a plan.