You are on the fly and receive a lob. So you head to the bottom of the court with the intention of attacking the ball with a smatch.


Three possibilities are available to you:

  • the parallel smatch
  • the smatch in the center
  • the crossed smatch

The first two will surprise your opponents with the ball speed while for the last, it is the precision of the stroke that will make the difference.

Some recommendations:

  • Use the hunted steps to stay in profile and adjust your position
  • The tip of the feet gives the direction in which the ball will go,
  • So close the supports if you want to play parallel
  • Open them a little to play in the center
  • Open them a lot more to play very cross

Good training and very quickly,

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