You are in attack, in net and you receive a high ball which is neither a deep lob nor a very short ball. So you will try to smatsher loudly for the ball to come back to your side


A key word: power. Indeed you will prefer ball speed and depth of the point of impact on the ground. The ball then rises on the upper part of the back wall and returns to your camp with a high parabolic trajectory. The point is won !!

Two recommendations, however:

You must be able to advance in the ball at the moment of impact in the racket.

In addition, the best direction to take your ball is in front of you, ie parallel to reduce the distance of the return and thus reduce the reaction time of your opponents.

The points to remember to make this move

  1. Ground support online
  2. Body weight forward
  3. Ground impact point: just before the baseline
  4. Point of impact on the back wall: as high as possible

Note: When the ball returns to your field, do not touch it before it lands on your side otherwise the point is lost ... ..

The extra tip especially for ladies, but that ...

For those who are not very heavy and lacking power, do not hesitate to make a jump with the weight well ahead. All explanations in image with Victoria CHECA MARTIN, champion of Andalusia team 2015 and technical manager of sports facilities Velez Malaga.

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