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High Toss Serve Table Tennis of Ma Long


Welcome to the channel of coach EmRatThich. Today, you will see how Ma Long
practices his high-toss serve in table tennis. Chinese players add sidespin in their serve
to control the placement of the returned ball. But the problem with sidespin serve is that
the opponent will normally return it fast. The high toss serve is the “soft serve”, that
means this service has little “energy”, and the bouncing is low. The advantage of high toss serve is: with
a little variation of the contact moment, the
bouncing position is varied a lot. The high toss serve is the “soft serve”, that
means this service has little “energy”, and the bouncing is low. The advantage of high toss serve is: with
a little variation of the contact moment, the
bouncing position is varied a lot. And this is a little bit longer serve (2 bouncing)
with almost the same gesture. He can vary the bouncing position with almost
the same gesture of his serve. Backhand flip is the mordern technique to
return the serve in table tennis nowadays. High toss serve is the answer for this trend. And this is the high toss serve with a longer
bouncing position. So with the
high toss serve, the server can mess up the timing, vary the bouncing
position, and the depth of the serve (short or long). So the opponent can only
flip control the ball (with spin), but can not flip kill the ball. You can see that Fang Bo flip the ball with
little power, and Ma Long is training to backhand counter attack this ball. Ma Long used this high toss serve a lot to
counter the strong Backhand flip players, such as versus Zhang Jike, or some
European players. So high toss serve is the soft serve. To vary the power, and the bouncing
position, you can vary the contact moment on the toss. Contact sooner gives
the higher bouncing. Contact later gives lower bouncing. Rotate more your
body will add power to the serve, and make the serve longer.

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