This video demonstrates how to play the tennis ball on the rise.
Thanks, good tips on both opportunities
This is a great video for my players. So many of them want to back up to the fence almost on every shot. I hope to incorporate this into our practices.
Man…. I love your stuff. I’ve got 43 years teaching. I’m 66.
I like the way your family intrinsically uses the LOOP backswing.
The size of your loop will always depend on the speed and height of the incoming ball.
Capital C or small c, especially when taking the ball on the rise.
In my experience balls taken in your contact zone 4 need to be taken with at the least a semi-western grip, smaller c upward loop backswing and hit UP with some topspin.
I love the way you teach! Short, to the point, good visuals!
Great instruction and explanations , hopefully now I can handle these on the rise shots better.many thanks Dave Smith
Good Luck Davy
Great topic!! Thank you!
Very good explanations, Jorge. This is particularly important for my students to learn as they play in wheelchairs and lobs/moonballs are often totally out of reach unless they time it so well that they take the ball out of the air. Thank you!
good info to make our return more aggressive. need to give info about the grip and emphasize the short back swing associated with the stroke.
Good stuff Jorge.
For players with old school forehand grips (eastern or continental) taking the higher zone 3 ball with a slice might be easier. Same set up but get the racket head above the ball with a slightly open racket face and shave down on the ball. Don’t try this in zone 1 of course.
Thank you, you gave is very clear instructions on how to set up and play this shot- really liked the way you showed us how to take the ball at different levels. Will work on learning to attack the ball at the higher level 3.
Thanks for explaining when it is s good option to take the ball on the rise.
Another great video, George! Another option I find for deep moon balls is to treat it like a serve and take it in strike zone 4. I’m sure I’m not alone in this as a rec player but I often find myself in this situation. I construct the point well, and get the weak mid court shot from the opponent that I’m looking for. It bounces up into strike zone 3….and, I just don’t know what to do with it. The pros seem to put this shot away like clockwork, but I find it very difficult to keep the ball down and often hit it long. Do you have any tips for this? Many thanks for the great lessons!
I call that shot the Stinger and it is a trick y shot for sure.. I believe you have to attack it, reach it at the peak of the bounce (above net level) and use LOTS of topspin to deal with the fact that you have a shorter court to hit into.
I can definitely equate this to someone who plays tennis in a wheelchair. As you can imagine balls that bounce high can be trouble for the chair player, but being able to take it on the rise will help neutralize the high bounce, especially if we take it in Zone 3. The Zone 1 contact point will help us when we are caught in the court and a ball is coming close to us. THANKS for the instruction!
Great instruction on how to take the ball on the rise and why! 🙂
excellent video and thanks !
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