Serving in doubles

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 11 years ago

Michael Elia

Michael Elia Asked 11 years ago

Hi Coaches!! Can you please tell me where are the sweet spots to serve in doubles and which serves are most likely to be used??

Thanks a lot!

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 11 years ago

Hi Michael,

When serving in doubles you should try to keep the ball short.  Also try to serve close to the middle line.  This will help you to keep the receiver away from the attack.  If you serve wide they can get a good swing at the return.

It is more important to serve short in doubles because the receiver only has half a table to cover.

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Michael Elia

Michael Elia Posted 11 years ago

Thanks a lot :D

Michael Elia

Michael Elia Posted 11 years ago

And what type of spin should I use?

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 11 years ago

Usually backspin.  AGain this is to make it harder for them to attack.  If you serve topspin it will be easier for them to flick.  You can always mix it up but in general backspin serves are the way to go.

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