Tennis: Surprise your opponent

I have used many of the tennis drills and as a result my two High...
Linsent, Tennis coach

DESCRIPTION

The player rallies with other player using only backhand cross-court. When the player receives an easy ball he should play drop shot down the line.

COACHING POINTS

Drop shot can make a difference between players at similar level. Being able to hit this shot players can get a huge advantage and put opponent into uncomfortable situation. Overall the more skills players have the better strategy, they can use so it is crucial to work on many aspects to develop weapons that can be used against different styles of play.

In this drill, the player tries to create situation where it is easy to play a drop shot. The coach should explain players how to use backhand rally ball to have a chance to receive shorter ball. Players can rely on speed, depth or angle direction to achieve this task. After receiving easy ball, the player should immediately play drop shot to force the rival to run big distance as also to take the baseliner outside of the comfort zone and check his/her net skills. Players can play the point out after drop shot or make drop shot the last shot in rally.

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