How do I attack a short ball?

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 11 years ago

Sally Mander

Sally Mander Asked 11 years ago

What are the different ways to attack short balls or return them in a way you will be able to attack them??? thx

Jeff Plumb

Jeff Plumb Answered 11 years ago

Hi Sally,

Your first option is to use a backhand or Forehand Flick. You need to try and hit the ball at the top of the bounce to give you the best margin for error.

If the ball is really low and short, then you may want to push the ball back short and then hope that you get a long ball from our opponent which you can attack with a topspin. 

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