The 3rd-ball attack is a strategy that involves Player A serving the ball (ball #1), Player B returns it (ball #2), and Player A attacks (ball #3).
A common third-ball attack strategy is to serve underspin most of the time, then surprise the opponent with a sidespin or topspin serve. When the opponent misplays it, the ball often pops up high, and the server can then smash
the ball to end the point.
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