Have you ever hit a spin drop shot , have it come back over

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  1. ttwarrior1

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    played a guy tonight in 0 wind, his shots were maybe 15 mph , hit on my side and back over to his. Ive done this before with wind and some luck, but this guy was a master. He would setup the swing way early but it didn't matter.

    I couldnt do anything. The ones that didnt go back over on his side would die, Id have to run up and hit up on the ball and of course i would hit the tape or hit it out. The shot he would hit, the racket would start over his head and he would hit down like he had a hammer in his hand and hammering nail

    Not sure what im asking, just a rant. I thought i knew how to hit spin and slice until i seen this guy play. I guess i haven't seen it all yet. This was 4.0
     
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  2. Jay_The_Nomad

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    He is a hack!
     
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  3. S&V Specialist

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    Sounds like a heavy underspin slice. I use the every now and then on high kick serves to my bh. They can obviously be very effective. Unless you hit it as a drop shot, they will be crushed for winners. Go out and try it sometime. It's a glorious shot to have in your back pocket.
     
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    Cool story bro
     
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  6. johnchung907

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    Yeah I've hit spin drop shots that came back over but I won most of these points. Was hitting with a fellow 5.0-5.5 player. Great passing shots, hits the ball with tons of spin and pace. Even if he did manage to get these spin drop shots back (they bounced pretty low) I approached the net and go for the volley winner. My suggestion for playing these guys are either junk em back with slice or go for the net.
     
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  7. Phonco

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    Drop shot? No, I don't think I've hit a shot like that from the baseline.

    However, I have hit 2-3 of those types of shots as a drop volley. The incoming shot had a lot of topspin so I didn't really do much be drop it over the net and let the spin do all the work.
     
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    no help in this thread. Im talking this guy does this shot as a slice drop shot. Who said he was on the baseline?
     
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  9. ttwarrior1

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    yes he did admit he can't do those shots in doubles or the net guy would crush them for winners.

    That vid is a similar shot, i guess
     
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    Frustrating opponent to play against IMO.

    One kid I play with intentionally hits the ball as hard as he can at the top of the net to get it to drop. Makes it maybe 3 or 4 times a set. I try to tell him that's not a good way to play, but he doesn't listen haha
     
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    This is a pretty common shot in 5.0 and beyond. I usually see it off service returns to the backhand. You have to S&V... no other choice. Unless you take pace off your serve
     
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    I've done that a couple times. I would hit a heavy slice, and it would come back over to my side. Hilarious seeing my opponent's face.
     
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    true story-i drag a junior out to play doubles with me because we need a 4th. hes goofing off the entire time, going for fancy shots. on a particular return he goes for a crazy forehand slice return to the guy at the net. it hits at the guy's feet, then bounces back over our side of teh net. all he11 breaks loose yeaaaaaaaaaaaaa
     
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  16. ttwarrior1

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    I personally hate doing this shot when playing older players i know can't get to the shot and i really feel bad for doing it.

    How come a pro can't hit this shot but 1 or 2?
     
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  17. fruitytennis1

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    Person on the other side of the net usually doesn't suck..
     
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  18. ttwarrior1

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    No pro would be able to get to any of these shots. Half the time they can't get to below average drop shots

    Don't be angry because you can't hit one. I can't , I can only hit regular drop shots. Some of us are normal people that play for fun once or twice a week, mr troll
     
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  19. fruitytennis1

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    Relax keyboard ninja..my point was that if you hit a better quality shot his percentage of being able to do this super duper drop shot will drop
     
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  20. A.Motoki.S

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    you just need to have the proper feel on the ball and you need to use a lot of backspin and make sure your not hitting through the ball so much

    you want to swing down and out and make sure your ball is really arcing over the net with a lot of backspin
     
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