Third ball attack

Table Tennis Match Strategy

Last updated 5 years ago

Angela Miyashiro

Angela Miyashiro Asked 5 years ago

I set up well, I get the opponent to pop up my serve or return slow and then I mess it up by hitting to flat or into the net. How do I do an effective 3rd ball without just pushing it back? Thanks, Angie


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 5 years ago

Hi angie,

Focus on making sure you are getting topspin on the 3rd ball.

The topspin will make the shot more consistent and reliable.

Take a look at the lesson on Third Ball Tips which may also help you.


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Angela Miyashiro

Angela Miyashiro Posted 5 years ago

Thanks, i will focus on that...It is the in between ball that is not super long or super short with a light underspin or dead that gets me most....Angie


Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 5 years ago

Hi Angie,

Yes that ball is difficult.  Don't try to hit it too fast and focus on more spin.



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