How and When to Use a Dropshot


In this video, Master Professional Jorge Capestany talks about the dropshots.

Project Details

  • Date March 2, 2018
  • Tags Baseline Play

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  1. Mike
    March 25, 2018 at 2:22 am · Reply

    Any comments about how to create the drop shot when your opponent has given you a lot of pace? I’ve found that even in zone 4 a fast return is difficult to drop

    • Jorge Capestany
      March 28, 2018 at 6:26 pm · Reply

      Thanks Mike for the question… That’s definitely a much tougher skill to pull off. Honestly, I don’t recommend that my players hit Dropshots when the incoming ball has a lot of pace. In some cases, if my player has really “talented hands” then I let them do it, otherwise it’s asking for trouble.

  2. Lee
    March 5, 2018 at 2:58 pm · Reply

    I like to then recommend that the player move forward as there is a likelyhood of a short response(angle or pop up) if it is a good drop shot. Your feeling?

    • Jorge Capestany
      March 9, 2018 at 4:50 am · Reply

      Yes I agree with that theory.

  3. Larry Weidman
    March 3, 2018 at 6:39 pm · Reply

    Thanks Jorge for the lesson on the how and when regarding the drop shot. Too often we forget the basics!!!

  4. JOhn
    March 3, 2018 at 7:47 am · Reply

    in Doubles I used it when the server stays behind the baseline A shot is harder to see comping and cross court. keeps the net guy from returning it. It is an incredible shot and if they do get it, your partner covers the line and you move to cover the center. They go down the line 90% of time but they usually put the ball up and the court behind them is totally open.

    I believe the most important is learning to have soft hands and I usually teach it by receiving the ball on the racket and making it bounce to them selves and then hitting it back. Soft hands seems to be the key.

    thanks for the tips, I always enjoy them.

    John geer

  5. d clark
    March 3, 2018 at 7:30 am · Reply

    Most juniors love hitting from the baseline and I taught my daughters this very early to the dismay of their coach. It has been very effective. Your thoughts about the success and non success of the shot are spot on. Thanks for the demonstration.

  6. Coach Stretch
    March 3, 2018 at 12:30 am · Reply

    Great demo of how and when too use the dropshot.
    Keep it coming.

  7. Nancy
    March 2, 2018 at 11:31 pm · Reply

    Great lesson.. Do you have suggestions for how to position yourself on the court after the dropshot? Assuming and preparing for the opponent to get to it? Thanks!

    • Jorge Capestany
      March 3, 2018 at 12:59 am · Reply

      Yes, I suggest moving rewards the net in case they try to drop your drop.

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