erfectly Disguised Tennis Drop Shot (Video)
A tennis drop shot is an effective way to bring your opponent to the net, make them run and disrupt the rhythm of their game.
One of the keys to an effective drop shot is not only good execution but also disguise.
This video will show you a disguise you have probably never seen before. 😉
Liked it? 😉
Ok, here are some tips on how to learn this super drop shot:
1. Keep more distance from the ball than if you were to really play the overhead. The »fake« smash needs to happen between you and the ball so there must be enough space to swing.
2. Hold a continental grip as you normally do for a smash and try a few shots without the ball to see how you racquet ends up after the follow-through.
3. Then just stop the racquet and practice the correct angle of the racket to bounce the ball slightly over the net.
4. Enjoy the look on your opponent’s face once you pull off this drop shot in a real match. 😉
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3 Responses to “Perfectly Disguised Tennis Drop Shot (Video)”
Betfair Backhand Says:
December 4th, 2007 at 1:28 pm
That’s great! I mean, you are probably going to win the point either way because most smashes are unplayable but I suppose it’s useful if you want to take the mickey out of your opponent!
Do you know if this has ever been done in a professional game? Suppose most players wouldn’t risk the humiliation in case they messed up!
December 5th, 2007 at 3:33 am
I haven’t seen this in the pro game, but I have seen one player in an exhibition serve in the same way. He swung at the ball, let it drop like in the above case and then bumped across the net for the serve.
January 11th, 2008 at 2:04 pm
The demonstrated shot falls in the category of a “trick shot,” and should probably be used intentionally only when you are substantially ahead in score. I doubt if a pro would ever use this in a real match because it is just a grandstand shot meant to amuse. I have actually used this shot in USTA competition but it was accidental. I was stretched out and terribly out of balance, so I whiffed the overhead (yeah, I admit it), but then I recovered by bumping the ball over the net for the point. My regular doubles partner just about fell over laughing. Of course if you try this shot on purpose and miss it, you will look like an idiot.
There are a few trick shots which are useful in dire emergencies. One is when you are scrambling furiously and the opponent “wrong-foots” you (hits behind you when you are moving in the wrong direction to cover the open court). If the oncoming ball is near enough to you, and your momentum makes it impossible to change your body direction, you can throw your racket (suddenly move, not actually thrown it) out behind you in a desperate attempt to half-volley it back over the net. As in the above mentioned overhead shot, I did this accidentally. As it worked, I began to practice the shot once in a while just for the fun of it. In 37 years of doubles I guess I have done this behind-the-back shot four or five times, but always in a desperate attempt to keep the ball in play. The only thing to be learned from this type of gimmick shot is this: Tennis can provide you with all kinds of FUN. These are some of those instances. TennisTom