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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12 thoughts on “High Toss Serve Table Tennis of Ma Long”

  1. great works on the intro, you should try to add your emotions when you read your lines, might add some funs to your videos too! Always good quality tho.

  2. Hello Coach can you share the secret of why top players while serving keep one foot from the ground. Thank you

  3. If you struggle when your opponent aggressively flips all of your serves, use more "soft serve".
    "soft serve" has no or little energy: high toss serve, backhand serve, or short serve with nospin. It works!

  4. but if you do a soft serve (no spin or low spin) then isn't it more easy to flip kill the ball. my usual answer do that is alot of under spin serve or longer service. I am struggling with players who have good flip.

  5. i'm starting to learn high toss services, however i find hard to keep them low and short since the extra air gives a lot of extra energy to the ball in the stroke and little errors make the ball very high or very long. Are there any tips for improving the stroke mechanics faster.
    Another question is what to do when the opponent uses a serve of this type and counters aggressively the backhand flick. Is there an option that let me get the initiative or in this situation i must hold back and control?
    Thanks for the video and good luck

  6. High toss is done to achieve better contact with rubber (Chinese tacky one ), so more spin can be applied …But still you can do a fast serve with high toss.

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