In this video, top coach and service expert, Craig Bryant, explains how to do very effective backhand serves.
Most players serve with their forehand. But backhand serves can be very tricky to return too. You can generate lots of spin, get different angles and do lots of subtle spin variations.
In the video, Craig explains the basic backhand service motion. He demonstrates how to generate backspin, sidespin and topspin. And he explains how to use backhand serves effectively in matches.
As always, there’s plenty of footage of myself struggling to return Craig’s serves!
This video is brought to you in partnership with Bribar Table Tennis.
What’s in the video
0:00 – Tom introduces the video
0:42 – Craig explains the benefits of using backhand serves
1:27 – Craig demonstrates the basic backhand service motion
2:33 – Craig demonstrates how to do a backhand backspin serve
3:48 – Craig demonstrates how to do a backhand sidespin serve
4:43 – Craig demonstrates how to do a backhand topspin serve
5:55 – Craig discusses effective ball placement of backhand serves