View Full Version : Serve behind your back

03-21-2012, 08:40 PM
Ever served or wondered how to serve behind your back? WorldTableTennisMag have just posted an instructional video on how to serve from behind your back :)


Video thanks to WorldTableTennisMag


Can you do this?

03-21-2012, 08:46 PM
It seems to be like unbelievable hard :P Just wondering, wouldnt this serve be illegal to do. Because he do not throw the ball straight into the air, but more in a curve? :)

03-22-2012, 12:16 AM
Even if it was legal, its too high and would be pretty easy to smash for any pro ;)

03-22-2012, 05:10 AM
It's not just the curve; the ball is hidden during a point of its trajectory (by the head), hence the serve is illegal.

03-22-2012, 08:34 AM
Ryu Seung Min serves behind the back at 3.35:


03-22-2012, 10:21 AM
It's not as hard as you might think. Try it and you'll notice :)

03-22-2012, 12:17 PM
hahahaahhha nice :)

03-22-2012, 06:21 PM
Tried it just now, couldn't even make a good contact on the ball hahaha :0

03-22-2012, 06:28 PM
Tried it just now, couldn't even make a good contact on the ball hahaha :0

Note that you need to toss illegally here :p Toss towards yourself, take a step forward, and hit :)

03-24-2012, 06:06 AM
Ahhhh...thanx Wiwa. The moving forward thing I did not do:)

03-25-2012, 11:02 AM
I played with a guy from Denmark who did a behind the back serve that was really good. He got a ton of spin on it and kept it pretty low. He was someone who obviously trained as a kid and had played enough to be pro level but had not played in a long time. He said he had played with Michael Maze when he was younger. Most people I would not have believed but this guy, I don't doubt it, the way he played. If this guy played regularly for a few weeks he would probably have been as good as anyone in the US. But his timing was all off because he did not really play, and he was still crazy good.

05-08-2012, 07:49 PM
Guy...check this out!

05-08-2012, 08:24 PM
Guy...check this out!

0:37 is AWESOME!!!!! I'm so gonna try that :D Daam I can't wait till I can try that out LMAO.

05-18-2012, 09:06 AM
amazing serve!