Serving in doubles

Table Tennis Match Strategy

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Dave Dickinson

Dave Dickinson Asked 1 week ago

What is the best serve for doubles play? 

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 1 week ago

Hi Dave,

The best type of serve for doubles play differs depending on your team’s strategy, your opponents’ strengths, and your playing level.

In general though a good serve in doubles is a short serve close tot he middle line of the table.  As you are only serving to half a table, doing a long serve makes it too easy to attack by the receiver.  Serving the ball close to the middle decreases the ablates that the receiver can use on the return.

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