Last month I posted a video “4 killer serves to destroy your opponents”, featuring service expert Craig Bryant. I got several requests asking how you can return these serves. Luckily, I just about had enough footage of myself returning each serve (at least once!), so I have put together this new video explaining how to return Craig’s serves. Keep reading
In this video, top coach and service expert, Craig Bryant, explains how to get more spin on your serves. Having spinny serves will help you put your opponent under more pressure, make mistakes or give weaker return of serves. Keep reading
In this video, top coach and service expert, Craig Bryant, explains how to do four of his best serves: “The kicker”, “Fast down the line”, “Super wide sidespin” and “The ghost serve”. For each serve, Craig explains how to do the action and gives tips on how to use the serves to put your opponents under maximum pressure.
In this video I show you how to return different types of sidespin serve. Not all sidespin serves are the same. You can get get sidespin with backspin or sidespin with topspin. Sidespin serves can be short or they can be long. They could be served to your forehand or to your backhand. In the video I show you how do you deal with these different variations – how to read the spin and which strokes to play. Keep reading
One of the most popular serves in table tennis is the forehand sidespin serve, also known as the pendulum serve. I have been using this serve for 10+ years and it’s a great service weapon to have. At a lower level, players really struggle to return the serve. You can win lots of cheap points. At a higher level, you can put your opponents under a lot of pressure by using all of the different spin and placement variations. In this coaching video, I explain how to do the serve, how to get lots of spin, how to vary spin and how to use the serve to set up a 3rd ball attack. Keep reading
All of the time I’ve been coaching, there has been one problem I’ve been asked about more than any other. The problem? How to return a sidespin serve. In this blog post I will explain what I think is the easiest way of returning a sidespin serve. I have also created a video which demonstrates what to do, and what not to do. Keep reading
One of the benefits of having a table tennis table in my garage, is that I get to practise my serves a lot. I spend time practising my favourite serves – the ones I always use in matches. I also spend some time experimenting with different service actions and spin. As a result of all this practice, my service game is quite strong. I usually win lots of points on my serve and my service tactics get me out of trouble when other parts of my game aren’t working quite so well. In this blog post I share some of the service tactics which help me win cheap points. Keep reading