How to perform a half-long serve

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Being able to execute a good half-long serve is an important skill when looking at improving and having a more effective serving game. Many professional players use this type of serve a lot to create doubt in the opponent’s mind and force them into a decision. This happens because a good quality half-long serve will have a second bounce which is either on the white line or just off the end of the table, meaning it is hard for opponents to choose their return shot. Dan and Tom break down how to master this type of serve and look at the areas you need to get right in order to have a half long serve which players will struggle to read.