- ETI 025 Drop Shot- Playing North to South
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Play the ball to the open court. Run your opponent. Hit it where they “ain’t” (sorry).
Too often we focus on moving the ball east and west, meaning from side to side. Another option, in some instances a better option, is to play the ball deep and short, very deep and very short. Think of this as moving the ball north and south.
Drop shots will do the trick. Backspin, finesse, stroking from high to low with an open racquet face. But, and this is most important, always meet this ball on the rise, from inside the baseline.
Federer uses this shot more and more. That might be the best reason for you and I to try the same.
P.S. – We will be working on the drop shot and more on our tennis holiday to Nuevo Vallarta – be sure to check it out if you are interested.