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How do we attack a long serve with the backhand? I assume loop is an option. But in doubles, if you are standing too close to the table and a fast serve is coming towards you, you might not have the necessary time to do the footwork . So what is an alternate option? Is receiving a serve with the backhand as effective as that with the forehand? What is the ideal ready position in doubles?
Thanks in advance.
In doubles you can receive with whichever side you prefer usually. You can position yourself to play that stroke since you only have half a table to cover.
If you are caught on the backhand your stroke can be shorter and more vertical to get the lift you need to get the ball over the net.
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