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to talk about the basic serve today. Now this is one of the most important things you must
learn because every rally starts with a serve. So it’s really important to get this right.
Now Alois is go through the very basics here with you so take note and enjoy.
Thanks Jeff, the serve to start off with need to be kept really simple. To start off with
all you need focus on is to get them to be able to hit the ball with a hit bounce on
your side bounce on their side. Hit, bounce, bounce. If you actually say those words to
the kids to start off with you will find they will be able to pick that up a lot easier.
So it’s hit, bounce, bounce. And it doesn’t need any more complicated than that. The things
to really focus on are getting kids to get the bat and ball nice and close together,
about that far apart so there isn’t much margin of error and then all their focusing on is
the hit. So it’s just hit, bounce, bounce. And that’s the basic serve. As I said don’t
make it any more complicated, keep it as simple as possible.
Okay once the player can do the hit, bounce, bounce the next level to focus on is to make
sure that their hitting that ball from behind the line of the table. One of the rules of
serving so in a real game you hit the ball from over the line it’s the other persons
point. So now we want to get the kids to focus on being behind the line. So from here the
next level is hit, bounce, bounce behind the line. Hit, bounce, bounce. Hit, bounce, bounce.
Again keeping it simple and just giving them one simple level at a time to work on. So
behind the line hit, bounce, bounce. The next level of serving is to get the players to
be able to hold the ball correctly and also throw the ball up again another rule of serving
in table tennis. So what we are going to focus on now is to hold the ball on a tray, tray
being their hand. The next thing is to get them throw the ball up and hit the ball forward.
So we are going to get them to practice throwing the ball up and catching it to start of with
on a tray and then we can get them to throw the ball up hit the ball forward. Throw the
ball up hit the ball forward. Throw the ball up hit the ball forward. You will find that
with a lot of the players to start of with their bat will go up as they throw the ball
up . Which leads to the ball bouncing very high on the serve. So what you can do is just
get them to focus on their bat staying still while their right hand or the ball hand goes
up. So up and forward. That gets you a nice low serve over the net.
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