Understanding how to slice the ball correctly in tennis.
Great way of explaining the slice. Looking forward to getting on-court and trying out with my students. Thank-you!
and GREAT STUFF AGAIN!!
Great coverage of the essential basics without too much confusing and non-essential extra components (which I have seen mentioned without the vital grip info that you present). Very excellent.
Rusty here. Head Coach Division III College tennis. Thanks for the visuals, great language and confirmations of what the Slice “is not.” Always appreciate your posts. Cheers
Great explanation and visual cues to use without ball.
Now I understand what my son is doing. Now I can try.
Seldom is someone willing to teach REC players expecting nothing in return.
I salute your passion for the love of the game.
Excellent tip “high to level”
And excellent drill.
Excellent. Can you explain how to slice on the serve?
Good tip…using the net to groove a stroke that does not chop down too much. Another instructor, Clay B from Topspin Tennis has a slightly different technique that may be more advanced but appears to me to require much better timing or will result in errors. Not sure if you have seen that but I’d be interested in your thoughts….Thanks.
I liked the video. Perhaps you could explain when to use the slice. I know that it slows the flight of the ball and gives the opponent something different to work with, but it is a useful shot. Although some of the mechanics are the same for the forehand and backhand slice, I rarely see the forehand slice used… hardly ever in the men’s professional game.
good points david.
Great Video! High to level is dope. I liked to describe it as a looooong smile. Would love to see you what kind of feeds you use when teaching the slice.
Thank you for the tips on the slice and the drill at the net to get the feel…
Super instruction on a very misunderstood topic of the slice, many thanks .Dave Smith Belfast
I am a tennis coach and had a hard time conveying the idea of going through the ball vs. “Chopping” to create slice and your video gave me a new approach to convey the backspin concept without chopping or scooping. I really appreciate your valuable tips, insights and illustrations to helping others to understand or to teach complex ideas. Please keep up the great work!
thanks don, good luck with your students.
Great tip on the slice I look forward to trying it with my students
Great example of how to feel the correct path.
Good lesson… I struggle with the chop. Your instructional videos are great!
Thanks for helping so many rec players get better…, I was hoping to meet you at the Tennis Congress, but life got in the way.
Look forward to your next video
thanks donna, maybe we can catch up this year at the tennis congress.
Thanks for revisiting the stork and debunking the myths. That gave me a better understanding of the stroke and more confidence about how to practice it.
Jorge-awesome job explaining the slice !
I loved the net example of high to “level”.
I used the Summerfest “smile” example for my players but yours is better.🙂
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