# Decoding Jun Mizutani’s serve — TOMORROW TABLE TENNIS

You see, the ball comes seemingly straight towards you But it curves away once it reaches the end of the table So what happened?!.. It is not magic, it is PHYSICS
..[music plays].. In order to analyze this serve, we have to
know about the spin that’s on the ball There are two categories The first one is in the vertical direction,like your topspin and backspin It controls the movement of the ball in the vertical direction The second one is in the horizontal direction, that’s your sidespins (left and right) That controls the movement right and left Now let’s break down Mizutani’s serve At first, it jumps towards you, but at the end of the table it seems to slow down and it doesn’t really jump out of the table That change in speed in the vertical direction gives you an idea that there’s definitely gonna be backspin on the ball Then, you realize at the end of the table,
it starts to curve That sideway movement should indicate the presence of sidespin If you want it to curve to the left, then
there’s left-side spin on the ball Now you know that the curve is caused by both the backspin and sidespin A lot of people think the curve is just sidespin [ball jumps out of table] If there’s only sidespin, the ball is never
gonna stay on the table and produce a curve So you need backspin on the ball to produce that curve [ball curves away on table] When you practice, you should always start with low toss serve For the sake of time, I’ll jump right into high toss First step: you have to find a comfortable
standing position I think you should always leave an angle between
the direction your body is facing and this line So there should be an angle Then, you should lean forward a bit Try to toss the ball straight up… So that the ball lands somewhere in front of you It’s not good to keep the ball to close to your body It makes it really hard to serve straight down the line Sometimes, you’ll miss the table Now a lot of people would ask: Why do some worldclass players have this motion before they actually contact the ball The answer to that question is I don’t know…. I do that too and find it really useful Maybe it’s because when we toss the ball, our bodies tend to lean back or to the right And by doing this, you cancel out that component It gives your body more balance and stabilizes your toss Also, it relaxes my arm before I contact the ball And it gives me a good sense of timing You should try it If you have any other interpretations of what
that’s used for, leave in the comments Your GRIP! I still wouldn’t curl my three fingers back here I would still keep two fingers at least on
the side of the racket Maybe you can keep your pinky free there so you still have your wrist movement And at the same time, you’ve got power when you need it So you can tighten your grip whenever you want This gives you more control Now the ball is up in the air, you should
swing back your arm Remember? Now you have to produce that side-and-back spin In my Ma Lin’s ghost serve video, I showed
you how to do a backspin: contacting on the bottom In order to add some sidespin to that, just tilt your racket this way The motion is very similar Now, there are several ways to add spin on your ball First, you always have to use your wrist,
this part when you contact the ball Then, you can also use your elbow: When you stick out elbow, your hand naturally comes in so this also helps you to accelerate. A lot of players do this And we have one more way. Some of you might already know from my
ghost serve video You can practice on a bed When you’re doing that, try to use your wrist and your elbow motion to put as much spin as possible on the ball Once you get consistent, come down to the table You don’t have to start right away serving here Just find somewhere and start doing your serves Now you don’t have to worry about the length or whether the ball comes back or not Just try it Some people think if they put a lot of force
on the ball, it’s gonna be spiny Turns out it might not be the case because
it really tenses up your arm In order to have effective brushing, you have
to keep the ball as long as possible on your racket So you need a smooth and natural motion Second common mistake is that people think
a lot of spin on the ball means a big stroke A lot of worldclass players’ strokes are really small and efficient Because this part before it and this part after it are completely useless since you’re not contacting the ball But, this part is very important. A good tip is to tighten your grip Why do we do that? There’re several reasons First, it helps with brushing because in order to tighten your grip first you need to accelerate Then at the end you gotta hold your racket and it stops This change in speed helps you to concentrate your power on that one point Instead of this long stroke in constant speed, you don’t really have a point to focus your power So it’s ineffective compared to this Second point: by holding back your power, controlling it You’re actually controlling the ball to be short on the table That’s very important to good serves because
if every serve just comes long, your opponent will attack very easily And that’s not good for you so remember to do this Now, you’ll ask: how do you keep it short on the table There’re several techniques for that The first and most common one is your first bounce on the table If it’s close to the net, your serve is probably gonna be short And if your first bounce goes to the edge,
it’s probably gonna be long Secondly, it depends on your brushing vs hitting ratio If your serve is jumping out of the table
all the time, you probably need to brush more And if it’s not going over the net, it means
you’re brushing too thinly and you should add more hitting component Also, if you want to keep the ball short, you should probably add more backspin on the ball to control the vertical movement Like any other shots, you need to use your
body in favor of your arm and stroke Sometimes you might not see it in world-class players’ serves Because their waist movement is really small and most of it is internal you won’t see it But just try serving without using your body, only your arm And you’ll find your body is in the way resisting the motion of your arm That’s not comfortable, so you have to use your whole body in order to have more power So it’s good! In order to increase the quality of your serves, and this is useful for all serves I want to talk about timing I think you should wait for the ball to drop around the height of the net then contact the ball It helps with lowering the arc, instead of
contacting the ball here, the arc is too high Also, your contact point should be close to the head of your racket. It gives you more spin, but necessarily more power though. You get more power contacting in the middle, but you don’t really need too much power on your serves. Those are all the important points I can think of Keep in mind those points when you’re practicing I think practice without a mind is useless because you’re only gonna master your mistakes You can video tape your serves and later compare to other players or you can find your mistakes and correct them Lastly, I’ll finish off by talking about pros
and cons of this serve You know there’s heavy sidespin on the ball
and it produces a drastic change in the direction of the ball So it usually gives your opponent difficulty finding the precise position of the ball And they might be mistaken some short serves to be long serves Also as the ball curves away, it loses some vertical component and it’s harder to push over the net However, at the same time your sidespin can hurt you If your opponent just normally pushes over,
the ball is definitely gonna have sidespin on it Most likely, the ball will curve to your right, then you have to make space to accommodate that change for your next attack

## 100 thoughts on “Decoding Jun Mizutani’s serve — TOMORROW TABLE TENNIS”

1. Stephen Sss says:

Can you do one on MA longs service and liu shiwen jab service ?

2. Santiago Alejandro Agüero says:

Great video! I hope you keep making these serve / receive videos as I've found to be one of the most difficult aspects to improve as a beginner.

3. Rodrigo Bernardo says:

Thank you for this great video.

4. daniyal hassan says:

The motion of coming forward first allows u too generate more whip in your serve which results in generating more spin

5. Tevin Tech says:

Can you decode Fan Zhendongs's reverse sidespin serves? Thanks!

6. Misael Duran says:

Can u do fzd/zjks reverse. Mine is sloppy

7. Siddhesh Misale says:

Great video again! Keep them coming. The explanation is on point as always. Waiting for the next one.

8. Avanda Li says:

I've seen a lot of videos explaining table tennis techniques, most of their actual skills are pretty good, but very few of them can explain the principles and points clearly. You are one of the few, and the best I've seen. Thank you for your nice videos.

9. zLeviTV says:

Are you going to make more videos about Professional Player's Serve?

It would be very interesting some defensive player serve ^^

10. SK Major Shea kiely says:

I really Like your videos you teach very well check my latest training video out if u can😀

11. Suiryu says:

0:53 best part haha
I find it very awesome that you add this little fun stuff in your videos. Please keep doing that xD

12. Keshav Kabra says:

Thank you this channel is the best

13. Dan Seemiller says:

Great technical instruction.Thank you.

14. kevin mitnick says:

keep it going, liked your channel 🙂

15. AgZ says:

You explain things very well.

16. Wendy Kids Toys says:

Awesome.

17. sai sankalp says:

Ur video's r too good ….one suggestion from my side is ..at the end of video mention the key points.

18. sombasu says:

Another great video. very good work. Keep it coming.

19. Daniel sh says:

hey mate love your vids, could you please make a video on the reverse pendulum serve

20. Jon boy says:

Thank you very much for such a good informative videos.

21. 즐거운탁구 says:

Great!

22. Suds TT says:

So something I think is important to mention is that Jun's serve that jumps to the side has what's known as corkscrew spin on this. Some people might argue that corkscrew spin & sidespin are the same thing given most sidespin serves might have a little bit of both on them (side spin & corkscrew) but trust me there's a difference. If top & backspin rotate around the X (horizontal axis), sidespin rotates around the Y (Vertical axis). Well corkscrew spins on the Z axis. Picture a ball spinning on the axis going through the straight back of the ball and coming out of the front of it. That's corkscrew. That That's what makes the ball bite & jump left or right after it bounces on the table. It's done by contacting the very bottom of the ball and typically swinging say towards your stomach.

23. s S says:

What happened???????

24. Schmitterling says:

Good Job 🙂 like it

25. Leonardo Ratafiá says:

I just loved those 2 serves at the end! it's definitely practice and pacience!

26. Jokah Freespeech says:

Very informative THANK YOU!!!

27. maurice_0615 says:

Wow a proper explanation :). This is out for 4 days already?? How I haven't seen it :p, very nice vid 🙂

28. SuperNexus66 says:

Sorry man, the explanation is wrong. There THREE rotations axis. These axes are independent and the spin that produces the change of direction is not the same as the axe that produce side spin. This is a cork serve, and it curves as it bounces.

29. maki daisuke•19年前 says:

日本人？

30. Finopat Capone says:

Thank you for your tips, help me much

31. Gaby says:

With what are you playing (wood + rubbers) ?

32. Henky Tanumihardja says:

Thank you ,awesome.

33. LUNTE1337 says:

My interpretation of the movements done while tossing up is this: By swinging forward and then backwards, one can hit the ball within one fluid motion. If a player would toss high, then immediately pull the racket back and wait for the ball to drop, they would have a problem to time the proper point of contact. Because of the pre-motion they can use the momentum of the racket and turn it into forward momentum. Same reason why all players swing backwards close before accelerating forwards again in their BH- or FH-loops.

And also, more simply, it helps with the timing. Imagine just waiting for the ball to drop. By internalizing this motion the body can keep that motion to the length required for one to start the real swing forwards.

I do want to quit "mastering my mistakes".lol Entertaining and educational. Thanks.

35. Veena Sharma says:

Awesome

36. Sahil Joshi says:

37. Avez baigjaora says:

Which is racket used for 'jun mizutani' serve.
For high spin

38. Lol Idk says:

PLEASE DO REVERSE PENDULUMS LIKE ZJK OR FZD

39. Cloud NyLe says:

please teach me how to serve like fan zhendong…

40. JAYDEV ASHRA says:

hey, nice t-shirt!

41. igor goga says:

racket forward on the toss- to get acceleration i think

42. Mitchy says:

The arm that moves forward then backwards and the forwards again represents a whip. It gives some extra speed to the ball

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44. tricksrun says:

Pup video

45. RichS says:

Really nice video, subscribed :). I have a video suggestion for you which I think I and many others would appreciate. It would be to analyze top players serves in games and read what spin is on them and maybe reconstruct them or something like that :D. A decoding video of koki niwas serve would be nice too. I would also really love a vid on the pendulum side/topspin serve and how to make it less obvious. May I also ask what level you are at?
Merry Christmas! 🙂

46. Jared Appel says:

Get to the point …..

47. arvydas bartasius says:

ok.

48. arvydas bartasius says:

very nice serve

49. Khue Huynh says:

Very informative! Great lessons! Thank you so much!

50. Laurent Jutras-Vigneault says:

Where did you buy these poster in the background of the video

51. Zenel Veliu says:

Ti qifsha ropt ngoj

52. jona312312 says:

OH I am in 1 minute and i already love this!!!

53. Ron Stambulchik says:

Where did you get the posters from?

54. Veena Sharma says:

Can you make video of serve which are practice in home without tabble

55. Alex Tarasov says:

You can make video. How to serve like Timo Boll? Thank You

56. András Bánky says:

The reason to toss the ball high can be that this way the ball falling down is a bit faster compared with tossing the ball not so high. András

57. Andy Zhao says:

Liu Guoliang's serve (both closed and open stances)?

58. istinaistina1000 says:

fuck of

59. Her Oyunda Hile says:

1 k th like

60. Veena Sharma says:

Thank you to reply me for this question i have seen your all video and also downloaded but i dont understang the movement of wrist and brushing

61. Veena Sharma says:

Can you make the video of my question

62. Kashif Channa says:

Great technique

63. Sandro Trigo says:

Please decode Ma Long's serve and variations

64. Ben Chawes says:

Too much drama 😉

65. Александр Гулевич says:

молодец!

66. muthu kumaran says:

Can you do forehand and backhand chop?

67. muthu kumaran says:

Like joo see hyuk chop

68. Sandy Smith says:

Very professional and excellent demonstration and explanation! Thanks for making the videos. Extremely helpful. Looking forward for more tutorial videos from you.

69. Steve White says:

If you could fix the volume it would help

70. Just Remember Me Already says:

The celling in my basement where I'm practicing is not even 2 meters 😡

71. FedorMachida Last says:

Awesome video! I will def. practice this. Thanks.

72. ペニーワイズ says:

英語勉強しよ！

Could you make a tutorial about Kenta Matsudaira's/ Koki Niwa chop block?? 😀

74. x01 says:

what will be the grip

75. amitabh som says:

Hi coach. I have seen your videos and it had helped me a lot to improve. I am currently using butterfly power off+ , spin art and Sanwei target national. Is it a good combination?

76. Alim Purnomosidi says:

Can I do this serve using cheap and hard chinese rubber?

77. shen timo says:

at the end of video. great heavy backspin serves shock me.

78. Сегрей Кряж says:

Болтовню не понимаю, но подачи крутые.

79. Federico Licchetta says:

Thanks for the video! And… I can relate so much with that "short ceiling" problem. Damn! 🙂

80. Ed Does Stuff says:

3:18 a lot of the time, it is done to distract the opponent and for them to not see what type(s) of spin you put on the serve.

81. FortuneFish1337 _ says:

0:48 it is not magic, it is…

PHYSICS

82. Eric Lacomblez says:

the higher you launch the serve ball the more energy it gets back .. Thu the more side spin and speed it gets too.

83. Steven Sik On Kong says:

great

видос — чистая херня…. подача с боковым отточенная до.. и не более..

85. Rua says:

Brilliant!

86. ProSammy says:

"Oh God! The ceiling is so short!!"😂

87. RRR program says:

Since i started practicing this serve… I have to keep my eye on the ball at the point of contact with the bat… So that it hits the head of the bat to generate more spin…. Else it hits other sides of the bat and goes wrong..
But once u toss the ball… It seems u see the ball when till it is moving upwards….
But during the downward journey of the ball.. Don't u see the ball???

88. Ibrahim yücel says:

It's physics , think about A three dimensional Cartesian coordinate system, Origin ,X , Y , Z axis that we genereally know. Secondly, think that rotation around this axis, RX, RY, RZ or Roll, Pitch, Yaw . Assume that origin is you, X is the line start from you and goes to opponent, Y starts from you and goes to the left, Z starts from you and goes to the sky. Here comes to Issue, WTF with this info 😀 Generally players spin around Y, RY, pitch, back-topspin or Z, RZ, yaw, right-left side spin. But Jun Mizutani's service is RARE, uncommon. he makes spin around X, Rolling . Wow! %75 Rolling %25 backspin.
Here is my theory to answer this service, answer the service assume that ball is witout spin, i mean just answer with backhand or forehand banana flick. But, if you try to put your blade under ball, ball will bounce up high, go right or left maybe out of table. This is theory because i've never taken this service 😀

89. Nick says:

Thank you so much! Love your videos. Clear, useful, interesting, funny… Lots of respect to you, Man!

90. Abhinav Thakur says:

Amazing sir iam a 12 year boy and i am learning from you tt

91. Keep On Cubing says:

hey, can I curl my three fingers back and not put two fingers on the side because I am having some problem.

92. Moriatik Saunders says:

became bored with all the talking…do more demonstrations, especially at beginning of video

93. mortuc1 says:

its not a backspin sidespin serve its a so called corkscrew serve right? i think u name it correctly in either one of ur serve videos or the tactics video about mizutani. cuz ive been wondering a lot about this serve and been practicing it and the way the ball accelerates to the side of the table indicates that it cant be backspin cuz then it would slow down. so its basically side spin and then topspin parallel to the net which is the third axis of the ball to create spin

94. Oleg Oleg says:

The best sound among tt videos!

95. DetroitBoi says:

Lol 0:52

96. Demer Hulu says:

Dog

97. David Labasan says:

put some subtitle

98. RRR program says:

Please make a video with top spin practice with slow motion