Zhang Jike’s Serve | Table Tennis | PingSkills

Zhang Jike’s Serve | Table Tennis | PingSkills

Hi, I’m Alois Rosario. We’ve been asked a
question about Zhang Jike’s serve. Most of the time Zhang Jike’s serve is a basic
pendulum serve. He starts in a normal position, he goes up with his backswing and then he
swings through and contacts the ball like you would in a pendulum serve. However, after the contact he flicks his bat
out the other way. Now most of the time he’s hitting the ball as his bat is coming in,
like the normal pendulum serve, but every now and then he’ll hold the contact till a
little bit later when his bat is moving outwards. This always leaves a little bit of doubt in
your mind which way the ball is going to curve, whether he is going to hit the ball just as
it’s coming in or as it just starts to go out the other way.

Comments (100)

  1. This serve goes too high for me wat to do??

  2. Could you please make more videos for the penhold grip?Btw, I really like your videos guys!

  3. do you recommend the blade Waldner senso ultra carbon ?

  4. thanks for showing! 🙂

  5. it's not true. ZJK 's intention was NEVER trying to confuse his opponents (in the top 100 world with this? come on) with left or right spin. It is very obvious whether he's doing normal or reverse pendulum. He does it to set himself up in different ways, not to confuse his opponents. his look, his starting stance, his movements are all different between the two serves.

    now, props for pointing this deception trick out in such an easy to understand manner, but linking this to ZJK 's intention is just plain and flat wrong.

  6. You guys are amazing, these serves really look great. Is there a way to generate a similar serve using backhand however, this is where my stronger side is. Thanks of course for sharing.

  7. Dude u need to twist ur waist more

  8. Nice video, but I have a question to the serves of Jeff (starting at 2:35). I think he hides his serves with his arm+hand in the view of the opponent player. This is not allowed in Germany (DTTB, see chapter 6.4 and 6.5) and I think either in other leagues. Maybe you should correct this part of the video … Anyway thanks for this great explanation =)

  9. Hey which bat do you use? And can u recommebd a bat that has good spin but doesnt cost as much as a pro bat? Thanks

  10. Ahahahaha, You haven't understood nothing about his serves…
    Try to watch better next time! See you!

  11. The Timo Boll serve please

  12. 2:00 It looks like you didn't generate any side spin with this serve. was it intentional?

    This brings up a major concern I have with this serve. Whatever spin generated here would be quite weak because it's either the end or the beginin of a swing. How do you overcome it?

  13. Also, I thought when he does that signature motion it's mostly reverse pendulum. His pendulum serve is here:

    2014 China Trials for WTTTC: MA Long Vs ZHANG Jike [HD] [Full Match/Extended Commentary|Awards]

  14. Doesn't Xu Xin do the same serve? @PingSkills 

  15. It'd be great to see this in combination with the Ma Lin serve

  16. Waldner's serve is one of my favorite serves. Can you make a video about his method?

  17. Sorry guys but you are wrong, it's not every now and then that ZJK does the reverse pendulum serve with the motion you describe but… ALWAYS. At the beginning I was thinking too that he was faking a reverse pendulum serve but he is actually really doing a reverse pendulum. It's just because the change of direction is very fast.. 

  18. Even my age is 54. This site helped me so much for developing my skills in ping pong

  19. Thanks for this VDO I'm appreciated.

  20. Of course, he does try to confuse the opponent.. That's what a service is about 😡

  21. hi ping skills how do you guys and pros have such amazing serves, serving short with high quality input the ball is like 2nd nature to pros.

  22. and the placement and consistency of the serve is near perfect.

  23. how can we purchase a plastic ball please tell pl sir alois rosario and sir jeff plumb

  24. Can you do a video on Dimitrij Ovtcharov's backhand serve?

  25. Jeez, how many ping pong balls do you have in your pocket Coach Alois?

  26. this doesnt even close to ZJK's serve, This one has different ball contact compared to zjk's


  28. You should do Kenta Matsudaria's Reverse Tomahawk Serve

  29. Hi ICantForgetThis,

    I'd recommend that if you are a penhold player that you stick with that grip for serving. The penhold naturally has a good grip for serving.


  31. But how do I keep this serve short like he does?

  32. +PingSkills How to train 9 years old to spin serve??

  33. i love pingskills….many things i had learn from you guys

  34. cheeky serve. I like it!

  35. +PingSkills you can help me because when I do that serve so it is no spin on the ball . ps I'm not so good in English lol

  36. The best to learn table tennis

  37. Best youtuber for table tennis !

  38. You have earned a subscription my friend, love your videos 🙂

  39. Nice video……….you all are amazing…..

  40. do we need to touch the ball when we swing in?

  41. pls tell the song nameits really good

  42. Make A Video of Ma Lin's Ghost Serve Tutorial

  43. please to stuff about Timo boll

  44. Check out my serve. It is pretty funny and is impossible to return!

  45. abi allah razi olsun senden masa tenisi oynarken kizlara kesme atıyorum hem maci kazaniyorum hem kizlari sikiyorum iyiki varsin reizz..

  46. What about Samsonovs Serve? That would been amazing!

  47. Which is the best service in ?

  48. when serving why do you flick your wrist right and then left?
    why do you have to change your motion, does it deceive your opponent or create some kind of a spin?

  49. thanks for providing us with the great tutorials. but I think that most of the serves in this video would be deemed illegal at any tournament. you are throwing the ball backwards, not vertically. a good example is at 1:30.

  50. thanks for providing us with the great tutorials. but I think that most of the serves in this video would be deemed illegal at any tournament. you are throwing the ball backwards, not vertically. a good example is at 1:30.

  51. can you do the serve of malong and make a video about it

  52. How to serve like jan ove waldner he confuses many players please make a video on it

  53. i can't understand it is so difficult

  54. Zhang jike uses allwas reverse pendulum with this serve.

  55. The hard part for me is after you hit the ball normally you have to turn it back the other direction really fast.

  56. a pendulum serve is basically a side spin serve?

  57. man i hv been struggling with those spin serves i will try this pendulum serve or recommend me an easy spin serve technique

  58. That serve is not worked for me..??

  59. Guys How can i train myself in home ?? Without A table?

  60. Thanks you guys very much. I learnt a lot from your videos.

  61. Does Jens Lundqvist use this serve

  62. Thanks pingskills

  63. sir try out the tomahawk

  64. guys I love your stuff .. but he never do that , I watched like a million videos of him and I can tell when the ball is in the air if it is going to be pendeluum or reverse pendeluum , two distict serves, the only deception is if they with top or under spin

  65. I am a 13 year old,which blade should I use?

  66. i just love pingskills so much….and i think i watched all of their videos……they r amazing…..and i started playing table tennis like a pro after i saw all of their videos…and i hope u will upload more videos….plz upload more.. im waiting for it

  67. Can you please show us the ma long serve?

  68. pingskills can u help me i want to Do that serve because thats my fav.serve

  69. I tricked my friend with this method many times lol

  70. Fan Zhendong Is Second Xu Xin Is Third

  71. thnx pingskills yall been helping ppl a lot..thnx for doing this .I have know about pendulum serve and also know to do it but im not able to understand about the reverse pendulum serve.

  72. What's your advice……shall I serve longer or shorter

  73. Pls make a video of Indian table tennis players

  74. Doesn't the ball have to be thrown straight up to be legal? You seem to be throwing it a long way back towards your body? Just asking as I don't know,

  75. Some of the serves at the end looked illegal as the free hand was obstructing the view of the contact point.

  76. hey ping skills i wanted to ask you guys if you can teach ma long's serve.

  77. How do you do the kenta matsudairaa sidespin block

  78. This is false how you do it. There is almost no sidespin in your serves 1:57 ( You can see the ball closer with just topsin).. And it is predictable

  79. Made video Ma long serve's please.

  80. Nice video Coach.My question is this.Does the bat quality play a crucial role in generating more spin and speed?Like if we do the sidespin serve with a beginner bat with some rubber vs a high quality bat like the one you use

  81. Did anyone notice that they are throwing the ball towards their body and not straight up. It is actually wrong.


  83. Can u show it in slow motion? And tips to do it

  84. Zhang Jike doesn't do that to confuse his opponents, he's not even doing a regular pendulum serve. His serve is a reverse pendulum serve, that's why his end motion swing is on the other side.

  85. That wire near your leg's like a tail

  86. Can u teach how to do backspin service

  87. How to react to the returning chop in the playing rally

  88. which racquet is best DHS hurricane 3 neo or mark 5 I am a attacking player any another racquet you could suggest at a low cost

  89. Can u plz tell me how to do Waldner serve

  90. Can you tell us about Werner schlager's serve

  91. left handed people should not be allowed to play they confuse me so much

  92. 탁구를 잘치시내요ㅎㅎ~~

  93. now…how do i receive this serve or counter it?

  94. it looks so easy to do in the video, but while trying I can't get that feeling to change the direction just before making contact. needs a LOT of practice

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