The 4 Angles of Tennis

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In this video we cover the 4 angles that exist in tennis and how to deploy them.

If you have comments or questions, please leave them below and we’ll respond.

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  1. Ron Dyson
    July 2, 2018 at 2:58 am · Reply

    Jorge awesome video on angles great reminder how to coach angles and were to strike ball (outside )

    Thank you

  2. Lisa Duncan
    June 15, 2018 at 12:50 pm · Reply

    Jorge- how I appreciate your unparalleled instruction! Your delivery is concise, and on point. Your visuals are above reproach. The way that you break down concepts and the drills you create are so very, very helpful. Thank you! Know that your instruction is far-reaching as I am now incorporating your strategies and drills into my Pickleball instruction! Fabulous, fabulous! Keep up the great work.

    • Jorge Capestany
      June 20, 2018 at 5:02 pm · Reply

      Thanks Lisa!! Nice to hear from you. Stay well.

  3. Ian Jones
    June 15, 2018 at 2:10 am · Reply

    Great lesson Jorge , I know how I’ll approach teaching my players angles now.

  4. Debbie
    June 14, 2018 at 8:04 pm · Reply

    Thanks for this video. I too learned to to hit “the outside of the ball” for angles, but it remains a good reminder to hit through the ball on any stroke. Thanks for the explanation of the zones—very helpful videos and love receiving them and watching👍🏻🎾

  5. Darren Willmot
    June 14, 2018 at 7:34 pm · Reply

    Hi Jorge great video to teach angles will definetly try it ,”Hit outside of the ball” very good.I have very young players at the moment 7 ,8years old but are expecting some older students next term.

  6. Chuck Coleman
    June 14, 2018 at 7:11 pm · Reply

    Nicely done, Jorge, as always ☺️

    I notice that when the pro’s respond to a drop shot near one sideline or the other, they frequently go for a “super-angle,” or a shot that goes almost parallel to the net.

    This shot has to be perfect, because it opens up about 80-90% of the court for the player who hit the drop shot. I feel that going down-the-line is a much better play, keeping the ball in front of the player responding to the drop shot.

    If you have any videos of this, please post it.

    Again, many thanks for your marvelous instructional videos.

    Chuck Coleman
    USPTA MTMCA

  7. Bruce Angeli
    June 14, 2018 at 6:43 pm · Reply

    So very appropriate for players who want to be students of the game. I think I would start with the volley angle as the first step in the progression, then move the net player back to the ‘T’ and finally back to the base line where it’s more difficult.

  8. Allen White
    January 2, 2018 at 11:55 am · Reply

    Thank you, Jorge. I’d seen this one a while back, but forgotten about it, and even worse, I haven’t been able to adequately describe ‘angle’ to my players. Won’t have that problem again. Thank you!

  9. Diana
    May 7, 2016 at 3:57 pm · Reply

    Hi Jorge,

    I appreciate this drill and the angle numbers. I will use this in our angle drill for the high school tennis team. Great visual. I always have my players watch the video first, then we implement the drill. Thanks!

    • Jorge Capestany
      May 11, 2016 at 9:58 pm · Reply

      Thanks Diana… I hope it helps your players

  10. Georgeeo
    April 28, 2016 at 3:50 am · Reply

    First rate online tennis instruction with very effective and practical sessions that make it easy to repeat and build into both muscle and cerebal memory!
    Thank you very much Jorge!
    Georgeeo

    • Jorge Capestany
      April 28, 2016 at 7:31 pm · Reply

      Thanks Georgeeo!!

  11. Georgeeo
    April 28, 2016 at 3:48 am · Reply

    First rate online tennis instruction with very effective and practical and sessions that make it easy to repeat and build into both muscle and cerebal memory!
    Thank you very much Jorge!
    Georgeeo

  12. ed
    April 27, 2016 at 4:41 pm · Reply

    loved this video

  13. yussuf
    April 27, 2016 at 1:04 pm · Reply

    is awesome video

  14. Jimmy C
    April 26, 2016 at 10:55 pm · Reply

    Great video. My takeaway is sometimes in tennis, as in life, it is better to give than receive – angles that is. thanks for the great video.

    • Jorge Capestany
      April 27, 2016 at 4:02 pm · Reply

      Thanks Jimmy

  15. Chuck Vickerman
    April 26, 2016 at 7:40 pm · Reply

    very good and practical way to think about it and easy to remember

  16. David
    April 26, 2016 at 6:00 pm · Reply

    Pretty Terrific!

    I will give this drill a shot next time I’m on court.

  17. Eric parker
    April 26, 2016 at 5:06 pm · Reply

    Love your stuff Jorge, but I too found this one a little confusing. The zero angle thing seems unnecessary.

    • Jorge Capestany
      April 26, 2016 at 6:38 pm · Reply

      Hi Eric, I see the confusion and we just re-edited the video to be more clear. I had misspoke in the video. Watch it again and it should make more sense. Thanks Jorge

  18. Bruce Angeli
    April 26, 2016 at 4:45 pm · Reply

    My JDP students and even some 3.5-4.0 adults need to watch this video. Too many players are unwilling to leave the baseline. By extension they lack an understanding of how to use hitting angles to open up the court. The next step is to understand how hitting angles can help a player construct a point (starting w/ either a serve or return) and end the point more quickly (< = 5 strokes).

    • Jorge Capestany
      April 26, 2016 at 6:38 pm · Reply

      Hi Bruce, I just re-edited the video to be more clear. I had misspoke in the video. Watch it again and it should make more sense. Thanks Jorge

  19. John
    April 26, 2016 at 3:50 pm · Reply

    Hi,

    I still find the terminology confusing because there is no level 2 in your system.

    For me, since the first angle is ‘no angle’ it seems reasonable to label this “The Zero Angle”, but after that I would simply label the remaining angles 1,2 and 3.

    • Jorge Capestany
      April 26, 2016 at 6:39 pm · Reply

      Hi John, I see the confusion and we just re-edited the video to be more clear. I had misspoke in the video. Watch it again and it should make more sense. Thanks Jorge

      • John
        April 27, 2016 at 5:15 pm · Reply

        Thanks, John

  20. john
    April 26, 2016 at 3:28 pm · Reply

    Helpful way to think about angles. I have been working on a hooking crosscourt forehand

    Didnt someone say “just hit deep down the middle and you will be famous”?

  21. Sean murphy
    April 26, 2016 at 3:24 pm · Reply

    Hey Jorge, great video. This is a great way to define cc shots especially for those players who are starting to acquire these levels of placement. My only question is, where did “2” go? I understand the 4 placement zones, but DTL was “0”, CC was “1”, then it went to “3” and “4”. Just a concern for others, but otherwise a great video. I will definitely use these definitions for my players. Thanks!

    • Jorge Capestany
      April 26, 2016 at 6:39 pm · Reply

      Hi Sean, I see the confusion and we just re-edited the video to be more clear. I had misspoke in the video. Watch it again and it should make more sense. Thanks Jorge

  22. Julie Koch
    April 26, 2016 at 3:17 pm · Reply

    It’s hard for me to hit Angle 4. You suggested “hitting the outside of the ball”. Can you expand on this idea and how far out front to hit the ball?

    • Jorge Capestany
      April 26, 2016 at 6:41 pm · Reply

      Hitting the outside of the ball is a teaching cue that has helped me and a lot of my students. You need to imagine the all as a clock and when you want to hit it more cross-court, you do NOT want to contact the ball right where the hands of the clock would meet rather more around the outside of the ball.. like where 3 pm would be.

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