How to Know What Type of Overhead to Hit


In this video, Master Professional Jorge Capestany talks about the important aspects of a great passing shot in tennis.

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  1. Martin Black
    February 8, 2018 at 12:29 am · Reply

    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.

  2. Ron Bashara
    February 7, 2018 at 4:02 pm · Reply

    The zone recognition and adjustments required were well done! Thanks

  3. Katie Ware
    February 7, 2018 at 3:42 pm · Reply

    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.

  4. John
    February 7, 2018 at 2:14 pm · Reply

    At Zone 4, where should we aim?

    • Jorge Capestany
      February 7, 2018 at 6:56 pm · Reply

      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.

  5. Coach Stretch
    February 7, 2018 at 1:35 pm · Reply

    Great information about the 4 zones,
    Simply put for any students.

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