In this video, Master Professional Jorge Capestany talks about the important aspects of a great passing shot in tennis.
Good summary! I agree that any overheads in Zone 1 or 2 should be either an angle put-away or “bounce out” of play. I also think most players, even my fellow 4.5 guys, should not hit an overhead in Zone 4 since these are hard to put away, especially in doubles. I’ve seen a lot women pros handle these shots with a forehand, returning the ball high and deep with a lot of topspin. I think that’s the highest percentage play.
The zone recognition and adjustments required were well done! Thanks
I think you missed the opportunity to talk about zone 5. Overheads from the baseline where you actually end up hitting up on the ball! Maybe you prefer they just take the ball on the rise, but it is an overhead shot.
At Zone 4, where should we aim?
I tell my students that when they are standing in zone 4 they should aim for zone 4 on the other side. I a lot of players ht the ball into the net when they are that far back.
Great information about the 4 zones,
Simply put for any students.
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