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How can you improve your overhead shot in tennis?

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2005-10-26 23:03:18
2005-10-26 23:03:18

The Overhead. It's a shot in tennis that many people flub. They miss it because either a) They try to hit it too hard or b) They are in the wrong position or c) BOTH! Timing is critical so try these two activities to help your Overhead become a winning shot. Work on Overhead timing - Begin at the middle of the service line. Have a partner hit you an overhead shot. Run up and hit the net with your racquet BEFORE you hit the overhead. The catch is that you can only start running towards the net after your opponent hits the ball. Do this drill a few times and you'll work on your fitness level as well! Work on Overhead positioning - Often your opponents will try to hit a passing shot by you while you are at the net. Doubles players may try to sneak a return down the alley, just out of your reach. Step forward towards the ball in a diagonal fashion when your opponent does this. Do not side shuffle because you lose time and won't be able to cover as much tennis court. Begin next to the service line on the outside left alley. Have your partner hit you three volleys. Each volley will make you run farther and farther down the court. After the third volley, your partner will hit you an overhead. Hit the overhead focusing on your foot and body position. Play out the point. Do this exercise 7-10 times. Try these drills to improve your Overhead shot in tennis.

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