Tennis: Attacking forehand slice

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Linsent, Tennis coach

DESCRIPTION

  • Coach feeds short ball to the forehand side.
  • Player moves inside the court, hits attacking forehand slice deep down the line and takes proper position at the net.

COACHING POINTS

In this drill, player works on forehand slice approach shot. By playing the short ball with a forehand slice, player increases their chances of winning the point. Most of the time players try to hit short balls using topspin, but underspin offers many benefits that can’t be forgotten. Slice shot keeps the ball low after the bounce, making the passing shot much more difficult for the opponent. Because of the low bounce, the opponent has to hit the ball up, which creates a good opportunity for the player at the net to finish with easy volley. That is why it is crucial to make players aware of this tactical solution and train skills that will allow them to execute this approach.

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