Worthy Slice From The Forehand Side

Slice shots are a great weapon to change the rhythm of a rally and make it more difficult for the opponent to feel comfortable and maintain a consistently high standard.

Tennis forces players to use a variety of shots in different situations. This means that players have to feel comfortable with topspin and backspin from the baseline as well as from the service line to be able to win points according to the position they have. Practice should include controlling the return of a quick ball but also whilst taking the pace off the ball.

What's in the Session?

We take a look at players reaction time. A player with fast reactions is able to get to the ball quickly and prepare quality shots. To improve reaction to the incoming ball, players should activate their feet and maintain high level of focus

We also look at how the slice can be used to neutralise a serve. The higher the level, the more important the serve is. It simply means that the serving player has a big advantage over the rival so it is definitely a challenge for returners to win the game. By trying to put variety into returns, players are able to neutralise the power of the serve and get into a rally to increase the chance for winning points.

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