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  • How to execute a drop shot in tennis. The drop shot is what I call a specialty shot.

  • It requires a lot of practice and a lot of feel for the ball. The way you execute a drop

  • shot on either the forehand or backhand is you want to create a tremendous amount of

  • backspin so when the ball bounces on the other side of the net it stops and actually bounces

  • back towards you or dies and takes a nice soft bounce.

  • You execute it by chopping under the ball and what I call feathering it. So you, on

  • the backhand side if I were to demonstrate, you come under the ball, you create a tremendous

  • amount of backspin on the ball, very soft, the ball is moving very slow and it just drops

  • over the other side of the net and stops. Most people don't understand also that with

  • a drop shot, you shouldn't execute it by hitting is low over the net. The trajectory of a drop

  • shot should be fairly high over the net. Let's say three or four feet over the net because

  • then your trajectory can be directly down on the other side on your opponents side of

  • the net. If you try to go low over the net youre going to hit the net and the ball

  • is going to travel too much toward your opponent.

  • When do you hit a drop shot? You hit a drop shot when your opponent’s way back in the

  • court. There are a lot of people that play tennis that do not like to come forward so

  • a drop shot forces them to run forward to get it. So, that's a good time to hit a drop

  • shot. However, don't get drop shotitis, which means you drop shot every shot you can. You

  • don't want to hit a drop shot from behind the base line very often. Very rarely. Most

  • of the time the best drop shots are hit when you are inside no man’s land or closer.

  • What do you think?

  • I like it. The best answer to a drop shot is another drop shot. So, let's say that Joe

  • hits a drop shot. He's 25 feet from the net, which is not too far back for him to try it.

  • And he hits a nice drop shot but flee footed Kirk manages to get to the ball. Now, I'm

  • 10 feet from the net if Joe had stayed back where he was, maybe I could beat him with

  • an easier drop shot. So, the best answer to a drop shot is another drop shot. Good tactic,

  • if Joe hits that drop shot, well is to move up because he's going to take the drop shot

  • away from me. Now I have to lift the ball to him, step in and volley the ball right

  • past him.

  • That's right. See, good players know what response you should have to certain shots

  • and I know that the best response to a drop shot is another drop shot. So if I hit a drop

  • shot, and Kirk comes running up, I have to run up and take away his best option, which

  • is another drop shot. So that's the drop shot.

How to execute a drop shot in tennis. The drop shot is what I call a specialty shot.

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How to Hit a Drop Shot | Tennis Lessons

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    顏吉甫 posted on 2015/02/16
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