How to set up 3rd ball attack

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 3 years ago

Chandrachur Mukherjee

Chandrachur Mukherjee Asked 3 years ago

Hi,

I recently learned that we can set up our service so that we get the return to our strong attacking side more often and hence can have a stronger 3rd ball attack.

But I am not sure how to do this. If I want to get the return of my serve to the forehand side more often then what type of serves should I do?

Thanks.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 3 years ago

Hi Chandrachur,

It isn't as simple as that but you can stick to some principles.

Often a player will return the ball across court.  So if you want them to hit the ball to your forehand, serve it more to their forehand side, for a right hander.

At a basic level you can also spin the ball so that the natural spin will take it to your forehand side.  That is hitting the ball with a right sidespin.


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Chandrachur Mukherjee

Chandrachur Mukherjee Posted 3 years ago

Interesting...


Chandrachur Mukherjee

Chandrachur Mukherjee Posted 3 years ago

I have noticed myself returning across the table almost every time, when I am not too concerned about placement unconsciously. I wonder why though...? It should be more like 50-50. But it is like 95 - 5 when I am not focusing on placements.


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 3 years ago

Hi Chandrachur,

This is natural because it is a longer distance. We also tend to practice like that a lot.  So in training practice hitting the ball down the lone more.  You will be surprised at how effective this can be.



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