Snake Serve Table Tennis – Like a Boss!
Snake Serve Table Tennis – Like a Boss!

Hi, My name is Brett Clarke and welcome to
my Snake Service video for. SSSSSSSSSS The snake serve is used very seldom as it’s
hard to control and almost impossible to learn. Before showing you the mechanics of the snake
serve, let me share with you an almost true story of how I tracked down the master of
the snake serve near the Thai, Burmese border. For the longest time, I’d heard mysterious
stories of a magic reptile that lived deep in the jungle and held the secret to the snake
serve. So I headed North and dedicated my life to
finding this magic reptile. After months in the jungle of searching high
and searching low, I stumbled across what was undoubtedly the master of the snake serve. Master Snake convinced me to dedicate 3 years
of my life. I agreed on one condition. That Master Snake also trained me in the reverse
pendulum serve and the snake serve can’t be used alone. The master agree and so the training began. We went to a hidden Buddist Temple where he
trained me in the ancient, forgotten art of the snake serve. Most wrist he would scream, more wrist. Imagine
your arm is a snake. He even moved me onto a diet of mice and small rodents. Then after I finally got my ten thousand hours
of training, Master Snake announced that I was ready. He made me promise to share the snake serve
on YouTube so the art would never be lost again. I’ll bet the suspense is killing you. You’re
screaming inside…Dude, just show me the snake serve!!! Before unleashing the serpent like serve,
I’ll start with a couple of reverse serves to show contrast as the snake serve is designed
for deception. The arrow on the screen shows the line of
the reverse serve. Note the elbow and finishing position of the
reverse serve. Here’s a couple of vicious snakes serves for
you. With the reverse serve your contact is down
here as you’re pushing out, but the snake serve is completely different. The contact is here as you’re moving your
wrist in and pushing your arm out at exactly the same time. This contact here is what generates all the
topspin. So this is slow mo of the snake serve. The red arrow shows you the line of the reverse
serve and green arrow shows you the actual line of the snake serve. Note that my finishing position is almost
identical to the reverse serve. This is a side-by-side view of the snake serve
and the reverse serve. Notice how similar the actions are and again,
look at the finishing positions for both serves. Both of the following 2 serves are not examples
of snake serves. They are just regular sidespin pendulum serves and the arm is just moved
around at the end to try to create the illusion. Master Snake calls these serves Lizard Serves! Now we have a different angle for 2 reverse
serves, 2 snake serves and 2 lizard serves. To conclude this saga, Master Snake Skype
called me last week and told me that he’d be visiting us in Chiang Mai to help out with
some of the coaching here. Didn’t you Master Snake If you’ve enjoyed this video you can go to
for more tutorial by world-class player William Henzell and…me.

66 thoughts on “Snake Serve Table Tennis – Like a Boss!”

  1. benspin says:

    Dude, both your accent and your snake serve are like a boss.

  2. Stephen Garrett says:

    I couldn't see what you were doing. Took me several views to grasp it 🙂

  3. senor salto says:

    This is friggin' hilarious. 🙂 The instruction is very good, too. Thanks, keep making more videos!…Just out of curiosity:  Do the pendulum and snake serves put any strain on the elbow? How can injury be avoided?

  4. JM Welch says:

    I love the way you explain.

  5. Harihara Sundar says:

    Fantastic break down of the technicalities of the reverse spin serve vs. the snake serve.  You are good at teaching the finer nuances of TT. I respect your skills. Awesome Guru.

  6. Abel Jerry Thomas says:

    can you please tell me the site you mentioned here?

  7. 24 Frames/Sec says:

    Would be great to see the inverse of these videos….."serve return like a boss".

  8. Poncho Rivera says:

    And this is why people say table tennis is for geeks…

  9. Stig says:

    are you using butterfly primorac carbon?

  10. AJP123 says:

    1:25 sounds like it turned into a sexual fan fic XD

  11. Vinícius Trevisan says:

    Why the video is mirrored?

  12. TheChrisinger says:

    Hahaha you are awesome dude. I honestly don't know where the dislikes come from. These are really good serves and I can say that as I have been playing for ten years now.

  13. 88ut says:

    Love all of your tutorials! Thank you so much for the great lessons!

  14. Juan Pablo Herrera says:

    I think you might be my favorite person on YouTube now. Great tutorial and greetings to Master Snake!

  15. aviv32 says:

    I didnt understood then which spin does this serve give? Topspin or sidespin

  16. 77magicbus says:

    I recommend therapy ! hahaha Thanks good information.

  17. Francis Ang says:

    do you have a koala bear serve?

  18. chul chess says:

    the best.

  19. Say Dome says:

    the way you introduced the snake serve was funny… greetings from Saudi Arabia 👋

  20. James100707 says:

    You are amazing 🙂 Best teacher ever.

  21. mohammed habib says:

    that intro

  22. mohammed habib says:

    that intro

  23. x01 says:

    pretty gud

  24. Henry Lee says:

    My snake doesn't teach me jack. Turns out he's a billiards player. Worthless.

  25. Gheorghe Cazanel says:

    Impressive effect, good explanation, but very difficult to me.

  26. Simon Zumbach says:

    I can't tell the difference between the snake serve and the lizard serve besides the fact that you exaggerate the reverse movement in the lizard serve. Please explain

  27. Hasan eldelbani says:

    i cringed a lot in this video and learned nothing.

  28. nastynickdev says:

    I'm pretty sure you know what you're talking about… And I'm happy that many people find your tips useful. As for me, I can't bear watching more than 30 seconds of your videos. And I tried a few of them. I constantly have the feeling you're addressing the viewer as if he was a moron and I don't feel comfortable with it.

  29. TheRagers! ! says:

    he is cringier than Jacob

  30. D ream says:

    Hey Brett, I am thai live in chianmai you're best teacher of table tennis. I'am really enjoy your videos which really easy to understand. thank you master ^ ^

  31. Recanter C says:

    Awesome video cheers!

  32. Ingrid Cassy says:

    all this to show how to do a serve

  33. Rahul R says:

    What's master snake's skype id ? :p

  34. alex torrefiel says:

    nice video

  35. Chris Thomas says:

    Your as batty as a bag of frogs but love it bravo

  36. orion says:

    Very beautiful video
    For Snake serve which part of the ball I have to touch? More bottom, middle or top part?
    Thank you

  37. . says:

    i devolved this into the turtle serve. its terribly easy to read, but impossible to attack. hah.

  38. Osprey McKeegan says:

    lol 10,000 hours of training
    I see this number everywhere

  39. Kazzzzzo says:

    I don't know where to begin learning that serve.

  40. ArthurMolen says:

    punch serve the bets

  41. Desert says:

    world class player william henzel and …..

  42. Andrei Djurkov says:

    This guy is totally crazy !!!

  43. Swarnabha Bhattacharyya says:

    This serve is great.

    It helped me a lot in my tournament.Thanks Brett

  44. Bagrecha08 Jain says:

    bad acting

  45. lucas . willemsen says:

    what drugs is he on ? i did learn somting tho, thanks!

  46. 32 BLINKZY says:

    Bull shit

  47. CagleConcepts _Photography says:

    Brett.. I do like the methods for all serving methods.. They really do help!

  48. Rajesh Dindore says:

    add a float serve video please

  49. Li Jimmy says:

    You should probably give Christianity a chance. This is a lifetime chance don't ignore it.

  50. Kephah Tribe says:

    cringy af

  51. Eric Sebastian says:


  52. NEGA么NEBULA says:

    He is mad

  53. Ankur S says:

    You are seriously a fantastic server. Would love to see more easier ways of doing deceiving serves.

  54. Awesomephilip02 says:

    Did anybody else think the serve was going to bounce left and right on the opponents side? LOL

  55. Max 21 says:

    Cool Snake

  56. Vanessa Challis says:

    Insulting to ones intelligence!

  57. BEN TSAI says:

    Good video, but with lots of dry jokes-in the end it shows how is done, but not how to achieve

  58. rannam lion says:

    You're the best

  59. dedalos ikaros says:

    It is like a fairy tale. I liked it a lot. Thank you.

  60. Byron Hernandez says:

    JAJAJJAAJ Best Table Tennis channel ever!

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  63. King SakeT says:

    He has gone mad in the beginning in the video 🙁

  64. Furthy Thirtyfour says:

    Question: – in terms of outcome on the ball, what is the difference between the Snake Serve and the Lizard Service as they look the same?

  65. Bashar Issa says:

    dude, you're not funny at all

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