How to play half long balls

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Here we look at how to attack half long balls instead of returning them with a push, a half long ball is one which bounces once and then drops just off the end of the table meaning it can be attacked if you have the correct technique and positioning. This is an advanced attacking shot and requires a good understanding of the forehand open up as well as footwork to execute well, so be sure to watch our forehand against topspin (Forehand open up) video first if you need to brush up on this stroke. Once mastered this shot can certainly take your attacking game to the next level and allow you to be more aggressive in match play.


We cover:
-Slow motion shot analysis with virtual coach
-Why this shot is effective
-Contact on the ball
-Half long demonstrations
-Mentality and judgement
-Common mistakes
-Training drills