(Video) How to improve your 3rd ball attack

One way to win more points, and generally raise your level, is to get really good at 3rd ball attacks.

This is where serve, your opponent returns and you attack the next ball. Sometimes this may be a winner, but not necessarily.

Basically, it’s your opportunity put your opponent under pressure and take control of the rally.

In this coaching video, I explain some of the key aspects of 3rd ball attack, including:

  • expecting your serve to be returned;
  • understand how your serve is likely to be returned;
  • working out your attacking options;
  • ball placement.


Video length: 08:40

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About Tom Lodziak

I’m a table tennis coach based in Cambridge in the UK. As well as coaching I also write table tennis articles and make table tennis videos. Read more about me.

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