Coach CornerTechniquesDealing with dead (float)balls.
jersba asked 1 week ago

What is the best stroke to return short dead-ball serves? If returning a longer dead-ball serve or block off the table using topspin what are the key technique factors and what would be the contact point on the ball?

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TomTom Academy Coach answered 7 days ago

Hey Jersba,the best way to deal with a short deal ball is usually a flick or a good positive and aggressive push to get the opponent on the back foot early. When playing against a longer dead ball the contact point should at the top of the bounce to give you the most margin for error and be able to play a positive shot.

It’s important not to put too much topspin on your shot against a really dead ball as it can go off the end easily, so try to brush the ball through in a more forward motion and don’t lift up to much making sure your bat finishes in front of you.

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