Last updated on 07-Apr-2013 05:32:36 AM
Hi Alois and Jeff
I mostly use the pendulum serve and variations of this serve in terms of spin and speed and I am always on the look out for the chance to make the third ball attack.
However I notice many a time, that when my opponent gets deceived by the serve, the ball spins back in my direction making it difficult for me to make the attack as I am forced to bend backwards to make the loop shot.
Is there any particular type of serve you recommend i.e if one is to make the 3rd ball attack with ease.
Or it is that in my case I should anticipate the return and move accordingly.
If you are using the sidespin Pendulum serve the ball should bounce a little away from you when it bounces on your side. Are you serving it wide and they are cramping you in towards your body? If that is the case then maybe you can serve more towards the middle of the table or even down the line to their backhand so that they are more likely to push the ball out to your forehand side.
Try this out and let me know if I am on the right track.
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