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I often use a long topspin serve, but I make it look like it's a backspin serve. The opponent then tries to push it, but the ball goes up quite a bit and is slow, kind of floating. I could finish the point there, but I can never seem to understand how to hit the ball, it always goes out of the table when I try to loop it or just smash it.
Is there a specific technique to attack that kind of ball ?
This is often a tricky ball for a lot of players.
The key is to realise the ball has some backspin on it even though it is high.
You need to brush the ball up a little to counteract that backspin. You also need to get into position quickly to make that attack. I see a lot of players drag that ball into the net because they are not accounting for the backspin.
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