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