In this video, Master Professional Jorge Capestany talks about the dropshots.
Is it the same technique if you are at the net attempting a drop shot?
As always A plus instruction. The way you explained it with the how and when was perfect. I appreciate you and your family. Thanks for everything
When I do a drop shot it comes across the net too high. How can I get it lower and still the bounce 2 times.?
Generally you have to hit is softer, I would suggest trying to loosen your grip tension at impact.
Great was teaching this last week ,i will go through it again this week.
Great… have fun with it
I would like to see more video on how to teach my high school team a progression to hitting a drop shot. Maybe some slow motion of how this shot is carved out versus a slice that you are driving through. As mentioned above this can be very helpful in doubles plus I am trying to get my hard core baseline singles players to adopt a variety of shots into their game to add another dimension.
I prefer to use the drop shot judiciously in doubles when returning serve, because it gets both opponents at the net and unless we can lob effectively have ceded control of the net. Your thoughts? Thanks always for your great tips.
I would like to see in slow motion the drop shot from the service line especially if the two opponents are back. I think my drop shot goes too high giving the opponent too much time coming in.
Love this. Thanks for giving me another tool in my bag of tricks to mix up my game.
After the drop shot, where should I position myself for my opponent’s response?
I would definitely move up inside the curt because their best response would be to drop shot you right back.
Thanks! It’s funny how a person can still learn a little something new after playing for fifty years!
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
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.
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?
Yes I agree with that theory.
Thanks Jorge for the lesson on the how and when regarding the drop shot. Too often we forget the basics!!!
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.
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.
Great demo of how and when too use the dropshot.
Keep it coming.
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!
Yes, I suggest moving rewards the net in case they try to drop your drop.
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