Techniques for mastering table tennis backspin serve
To execute a forehand short backspin serve, take a position completely off to the left side of the table; the backhand short backspin serve begins with the left shoulder close to the left side line of the table.
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Step up to table tennis success! Table Tennis: Steps to Success combines the knowledge and experience of master instructor Richard McAfee with essential table tennis techniques and strategies for today’s player.
With a unique 11-step approach designed to maximize table tennis instruction, you’ll learn the proper grip for your style of play, execution of the basic strokes, and the correct way to apply spin to the ball. Then, build on these core techniques with masterful footwork, serves, returns, and stroke combinations.
Best of all, learn how and when to apply those skills in match play. With competitive strategies—adapted for both you and your opponent’s playing style—you’ll raise your game to a new level. And with clear instruction, comprehensive coverage, detailed photo sequences, and drills to ensure mastery of every technique, you’ll be playing—and winning—in no time.
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Step 1. Preparing to Play
Step 2. Hitting Drive Strokes
Step 3. Understanding Spin and Footwork
Step 4. Executing Spin Strokes
Step 5. Serving
Step 6. Returning Serve
Step 7. Using the Five-Ball Training System
Step 8. Understanding Styles of Play and Tactics
Step 9. Playing Intermediate Strokes
Step 10. Performing Intermediate Serves
Step 11. Competing Successfully in Tournaments