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The serve mystery

Who does not know that? You come into the hall, see your opponent playing, look forward to the next TTR points and then the guy in the game simply makes serves that are so difficult to return that you not only wish for a better setback, but also for one Surcharge. Speaking of setbacks: The next article is about exactly that, but first of all to the mystery whose secrets urgently need to be unraveled!

The enormous importance of good serves

The advantages of a good serve are immense: Without the influence of your opponent you can steer the rally in your desired direction. This gives you the opportunity to play out your strengths and hide your weaknesses. It is perhaps one of the most important strokes in table tennis, if not the most important.

That's why we always work a lot in the table tennis school in the service and return area, as the game is usually decided exactly there.

So that you can shine in your next league game, note the following four points and now please pay attention - because here it comes! 

Point 1: The grip position when serving

When serving forehand, I strongly advise you not to leave the racket in the shakehand racket position as in the game.

The mobility of the wrist and thus the acceleration path is limited here.

Tip: Shape a pistol with your hand and grab it with your thumb above and your index finger below. This gives your wrist more freedom of movement. If you hold your racket like this, the racket handle can escape through your forearm. As a result, nothing stands in the way of your wrist acceleration in the truest sense of the word.

This grip position on impact can be designed very variably. The index finger can then be placed either more on the center of the club face or on the edge. For some players it also helps to take the middle finger to the wood as a support. It is important to remember that you have to be able to grip your hand well again for the next ball.

Small side note: This does not apply to the Tomahawk serve and backhand serve.

So if you grab it right now, here are the next essential tips and exercises so that you can develop more serve variations, side cuts and undercuts. 

Point 2: The table tennis ball must be hit with maximum acceleration

Many players come to me and say: Why do you get so much cut in your second phase serve and I don't?

It's simple: First of all, you have to accelerate your racket to the maximum at the point where it hits the ball.

In order for you to succeed, you have to accelerate your wrist and forearm a lot before you hit the ball.

A very common source of errors is the following: 

You want to play the ball on the table

Curious and nonsense? Not even close! It is true that at 9: 9 you shouldn't maltreat your wrist like a wild grim reaper because the risk of a wrong impact is simply too high here. But that has to happen in club training or in our table tennis school. Unfortunately, most of the time exactly the same thing is done as in a competition:

Attention is paid to placement, height and much more, but unfortunately many forget that first a correct cut has to be made in the celluloid or plastic ball. 

So: work on the pattern development first! In the lower divisions in particular, it is extremely important when your opponent plays "normal" rubbers that are sensitive to cuts.

Method for undercut

Get away from the table and try to play the ball over the boards so that the ball underneath comes back to you quickly. 

Method for side cut

Take three steps back, stand in the service position and play the ball relatively straight past the table. The aim here: He should quickly turn left or right behind the table.

You can do the exercise with both forehand and backhand.

So that this works well, comes the next, equally important trick and unfortunately a lot of players make a cruel mistake here, which is explained afterwards.

Point 3: The ball must be hit minimally and therefore very thinly

Let me repeat it again:H too thin

Good servers usually have at least one serve that contains a lot of cut. A lot of cut comes not only from a very quick movement of the wrist or forearm, but also from a very thinly hit ball. I often experience in table tennis school that the players hit the ball far too centrally and therefore none get the right pattern development. And that's difficult because on the one hand we want to be fast and explosive and on the other hand we just try to stroke the ball. That has to be practiced, practiced and practiced again! Regardless of whether you want to train a backhand serve like Dimitrij Ovtcharov, a serve like Tomokazu Harimoto or a second phase serve like Timo Boll: 

Tip 1

Try not to let the bat fall under the table

Tip 2

Don't let the racket swing out loosely, but try to stop the movement shortly after you hit the ball - this will give you extra cut in your serve.

Problems with serving

The main problem here is often that many players hit the ball too centrally and the ball is moving too fast.

So folks: more acceleration and explosion than normal please, touching the ball with a delicate touch, stopping the movement quickly after it hits the ball and you have your club mates, friends or opponents where you want them: on the verge of desperation.

Because let's be honest, how satisfying are sentences like “He can only serve surcharges”?

The last and not to be forgotten part is: 

Point 4: The ball must be hit very close to the body

If you hit the ball too far away from your body, you simply no longer have the necessary control and feeling for the above points to make your serves so dangerous that they can make your opponents desperate.

Overall, it should of course be noted that empty serves and the placement, ball throwing height, etc. are very important.

But let's be honest: how good is an empty serve if the previous one had so much cut that the ball literally glowed?

So train your serves hard and sniff what it takes! And always remember: reach

around, accelerate maximally and explosively, hit thin and close to the body ... reach around, maximally and explosively accelerate, thin ...See you at the tables - please with the most dangerous serve you have ever unpacked! We Give Best Tips And Tricks About Table Tennis You Can Always Visit The Website Ping Pong Table #1 Destination For All Your Queries !

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Many people love to keep themselves healthy by playing various sports, some of the sports keep them physically active, and many are just mind games but when we talk about a sport that includes both mental and physical factor is ping pong. Ping pong or better known as table tennis, is a game in which two players face each other in the battle of hitting the ball on a table. Mostly it is played in two players but can also be played in four players. The game is a combination of many reflex actions of body and is played on an international level in many tournaments. 

  Health benefits 

There are many health benefits of playing ping pong that can keep a person active, fit, and fine. Below you can go through some of those health benefits that people can get from playing ping pong. 

  Burn calories

 The first thing for which people do lots of exercises is to burn calories. Many people spend a lot of money burning their calories. After spending such significant amounts, they are also unable to burn the calories properly and end-up wasting all their money in the trash. People also feel it uncomfortable to run hundreds of miles to burn their fat and calories, and if you can build your interest in playing ping pong, you will not even require to burn your calories through running or gyming.  

 Workout for brain

Playing table tennis or ping pong is an overall workout for your brain; you will get plenty of chances to develop your mental health if you play this game. One of the main benefits of playing ping pong is that you will require to use all your brainpower in mathematics and angles to hit the ball in such a way that the other person cannot hit it back. So if you think that unlike other sports, it will give you only physical strength, then you are wrong; it will probably give you physical and mental health altogether.

   Release all your stress

Today’s modern life is much more hectic life. People expect their life to be stress-free and want to stay away from depression, but it is actually the opposite in nature, and people are getting more and more stressed day by day and eventually enter into a state of depression. It becomes entirely necessary that they divert their mind from such hectic life and the best way to do it is through playing ping pong. When a person plays ping pong, they put their power in hitting the ball and release all their stress in the game; by doing such things, they can stay away from the stress and enjoy all the happy moments with their family members.

   Chess with aerobics

 A fair relation is made by many people of table tennis with aerobics and chess, many people spend a lot of time doing aerobics, and the same can happen in chess, but if you choose to play ping pong, you can enjoy both of them together. For Any Information You Can Always Visit the Ping Pong Beast #1  Destination For All Your Queries

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Having a hobby for Ping Pong speaks for itself. You would never let your Ping Pong gears go out-of-order. You would want to keep them shiny as new always, the same way you keep your favourite vehicle. But, everything materialistic is inevitable to wear out someday or the other. It’s the same with this Ping Pong equipment of yours. They will get old and wear-off one day. You cannot help this, but what you can do is to try your best to keep them new. Clean them on regular intervals keep them covered when not in use and keep replacing the rubber whenever required. Cleaning the paddle is simple, only if you know the proper way to do it. Keep walking down the article to know more about it.

Water and Sponge

Ping Pong rubbers can collect dust, dirt, powder from balls, hair, sweat, anything in a single game interval. When too much dust and grime accumulate on your rubbers, they begin losing grip. The Ping Pong ball will begin slipping off the paddle and you will have trouble generating spins.

The best (and, cheapest) way to clean your paddle is with water and sponge (kitchen cloth would also do the job). Dab the sponge in clean water and rub it across the paddle with a light hand. Do not hold too much water in the sponge and avoid rubbing the paddle vigorously.

Just a little water would do the job!

Spray and Sponge

The market has an ample number of biological spray products that help cleaning the paddle. Get to your local sports store and ask for one. Once you have it, all you need to do is to spray a little amount of the spray all over the paddle and clean it off with a sponge. Again, you must not rub it vigorously. Also, you do not need to do this every day. Keep the water-cleaning for a regular basis and the biological-spray one for the weekends. Once a week of the organic spray cleaning is more than enough for your paddle’s health. We Give Best Tips And Tricks About Ping Pong Blog Visit Our Ping Pong Beast .

Alcohol and Sponge

Another effective way to clean your paddle is to use alcohol for it. The process remains the same, sponge dabbing and cleaning (you can also use a spray bottle). But like the biological spray, this process is not for everyday use. Over-use of alcohol in the paddle would degrade the rubber over time and result in its wearing off real soon.

Baking Soda 

Baking soda has been long known for being an awesome stain and odour-fighter. Playing with the Ping Pong paddle makes it prone to accumulate dust and sweat in the surface. A baking soda paste can be used from time to time to clean off dust, stains and sweat-smell from the paddle. Like a couple of product mentioned above, baking soda is also not for regular use. Over-use of baking soda can make the paddle rubber dry and lead to wearing it off. Use it once in a while and keep your paddle healthy.


There are a number of other ways to clean your Ping Pong paddle, and the market is flooded with products to help you clean, but according to us, the home-made or natural ways are the best of it all. You can also get a rubber protector or a paddle case to keep the paddle covered when not in use. Precautions always go a long way. Keep your paddle and your game healthy always!

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