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How do you hit an approach shot in tennis?

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2005-10-26 22:17:50
2005-10-26 22:17:50

An approach shot is called "approach" because you are approaching the net. Therefore, you will hit it between your ground strokes and volleys. This transition shot doesn't have to be hit hard, but with perfect timing instead. Don't forget to split-step when you are opponent hits the ball even when you are approaching the net. This way your weight will be centered when the ball comes over the net. Adjust your position by taking tiny, fast steps to set up for the shot. Be ready to move around in any direction as the ball might have some wicked backspin on it. When you do move around the court, try to move diagonally towards the ball instead of horizontally. When you move diagonally you can cover much more tennis court in a shorter amount of time. An approach shot should mimic a ground stroke except that it is on a smaller scale. Tighten up the backswing. Make sure to hit will a lot of topspin so you can create an awesome angle. When you hit an angle approach shot it will pull your opponent off the court. Your opponent will most likely then it a defensive return. You can nail this defensive return back at them with a strong, flat volley or a soft, angled volley. You can also hit an approach shot with slice instead of topspin. Use a continental grip for slice. However, if you choose to hit a slice make sure the shot is low and far deep in the court. If you hit a weak shot then your opponent will crush you!

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