[Video] Trick your opponents with service deception – with Craig Bryant

[Video] Trick your opponents with service deception – with Craig Bryant

In this video, top coach and service expert, Craig Bryant, explains how to cause utter confusion by using deceptive serves.

 

Service deception is where your service action looks like topspin, but the spin is actually backspin. Or your service action looks like backspin, but the spin is actually topspin.

If your opponent misreads the spin, then you can win a cheap point or get a very weak return for an easy 3rd ball attack.

In the video, Craig explains how to create backspin deception, topspin deception and sidespin deception. He also explains how to keep the deception realistic and discusses the importance of being unpredictable.

This video is brought to you in partnership with Bribar Table Tennis.


What’s in the video

0:00 – Tom introduces the video

0:51 – Craig explains what service deception is

1:21 – Craig shows how to do a backspin serve which looks like topspin

2:25 – Craig show how to do a topspin serve which looks like backspin

3:21 – Craig shows how to do a sidepsin serve which looks like it moves in the opposition direction to the way his bat is moving.

4:21 – Craig explains how to make your serves unpredictable

5:45 – Craig explains why you should make your deception look realistic


Useful links

> Craig’ Bryant’s website and coaching services

> Bribar table tennis

> Tom Lodziak’s YouTube Channel

> More online table tennis lessons

About Tom Lodziak

I’m a table tennis coach based in Cambridge in the UK. I have 70+ free table tennis lessons on my popular YouTube channel. I also have 150+ coaching articles to help you improve your table tennis skills. You can read more about my background on my About Tom page.

1 thought on “[Video] Trick your opponents with service deception – with Craig Bryant

Leave a Reply