The Value of Hitting Cross-Court


This video shows players WHERE they should be directing their shots.

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  1. Julie
    July 31, 2015 at 3:39 pm · Reply

    Hi Jorge, Fantastic video on choosing the right shot, a daily chore for me! You have made it so simple to practise and develop! This is a higher percentage play for the stronger players and I am sure it will improve my results in the decision making process. Thank you

  2. Isa
    April 22, 2015 at 1:19 am · Reply

    Hi a Great Big Thank you to all the Capestany Family for these very helpful video’s & to Marti and Carly for demonstrating for us.
    At about 5:06 Marti sends a ball to Carly and they play cross court for a bit then Carly goes for the down the line, and it is out….. (you mention that had she gone c/c it would have been in) but the down the line ball that Carly took was between the service line and the base line and had been hit by Marti with more of a attack strength then the other balls. My question is would you not also have to evaluate what you are receiving before you go for the down the line, ex you go for the down the line shot on a shorter ball ??

    • Jorge Capestany
      April 23, 2015 at 12:11 am · Reply

      Thanks Isa, The point I was trying to make is that when Carli (or anyone) goes down the line, the maximum distance you have o work with is 78 feet. That is the length of the court, but if you hit any ball cross court, the maximum distance goes from 78 feet to 82.5 feet. But your points is well taken, we always receive the ball before we send it and that should be a part of the decision making process.

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