In this video, Master Professional Jorge Capestany talks about the important aspects of a great passing shot in tennis.
At first I was confused by the drill because the camera was focusing on the receiver. It was only after viewing it twice that I realized you were talking about Marti’s shot. I think it would be improved if you made it clear that the “over/under” designation was about the shot Marti was making that was going over or under. The key was when you said to Marti “this is feedback to you.” OH I said to myself. Then it all made sense. Thanks again for a good strategy to help me do better when I try to hit a passing shot.
Good advice Jorge. I did notice that Carly had a harder time returning a couple of low returns. I was looking for passing shots to either side, not necessarily in the center of the court. Wouldn’t it be a more effective passing shot to hit low and wide to the backhand side? I sometimes get good results this way. What are your thoughts?
I like that too.
A very good drill good for the tutch allso
Great drill for the return passing shot. How about when you are at the net after having come in and you hit the shot right back to the person. What strategy should the net person use on their return? Drop shot, hit at the feet?
I really like the strategy where the net player can use a drop volley. To often we volley to the deep court which is exactly where the person typically is
Thanks so much!!
You really help with my job !!
Another Excellent drill Jorge, back to basics- keep passing shot low, one of Andy Murrays favourite principles of baseline tennis. Will try this drill soon .Many thanks Dave Smith Belfast
The over under drill makes you see a desired shot.
Hit it past them, or make them pop it up.
Happy New year to you and your family.
To be honest I am confused. If the opponent as at the service isn’t it better to lob or over her head.
Yes Dottie, lobbing is a nice option as well
Great! I’ll get right on it!
Good drill. In singles, on a “low” ball would you recommend the baseline begin to move forward?
yes, they should be looking for a short volley response
Thanks Jorge! Another simple and clear drill that should be helpful when players are feeling pressured, not only in singles as a passing shot but also in doubles as a way to stay in control the point. Looking forward to seeing you at the Indiana Tennis Coaches Convention in February in Indianapolis!
Thanks Tim… see you soon in Indy!
Thanks Coach. I’m stealing this one for Jr drills tomorrow. Going to have 3rd player track #’s thru 10 shots then rotate.
Nice… have fun with it.
What comes after deciding Over or Under
What should the volleyer be doing next ?….depth, placement….
The volleyer should focus on hitting volleys deep enough that the baseline player can not step in to his shot. That’s my measure of a good volley.
I love these thought-provoking video concepts. They make for good drills. Thanks for sharing.
Another great tip, Jorge! It’s only 32° here now and maybe 34° in about an hour, but a friend and I are going out to the courts at 2pm anyway. We’ve all been cooped up inside here in central NC for about five days now due to the temperature in the teens and twenties. Maybe some snow on the way late this afternoon. Next chance to play tennis outdoors won’t be til next Monday or Tuesday. Gotta take advantage of this above freezing weather for an hour. Can’t wait to do this drill. It will certainly help my players, too, come next month. Thank you!
Happy New Year,
Great, great, lesson!
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Good drill to practice nice to work on passing Lo shots very good drill I will try it myself and with my student. Coach Guevara. Rancho Cucamonga California
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