twenner drop shot?

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  1. OHBH

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    Do the mechanics of the tweener allow one to hit a dropper? I have seen many great passes and lobs off of a tweener but never a drop. Did some searches and couldn't find any video of one.
     
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    I am intrigued by the possible reasons for this question.
    I wonder what kind of racket you ues and how well you hit a drop-shot with it. Are you considering changing rackets and wonder what shots you might gain or loose inthe process?

    Here is my basic answer- I know lots of experienced old geezers who use a variety "game-improvement-type rackets" and they (having few what you might call "put-away" shots) use all varieties of "junk"- including the drop-shot.

    Among younger folk, my guess is that they could hit drop-shot-- if they practiced.
     
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    A great shot by Murray but I think the mechanics are still quite different. In the video Murray is facing the net when he hits the ball, but with a regular tweener the torso is facing the opposite way. I'm looking for a video of that to see if it is a feasible shot.
     
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    Hypothetically sure it's possible, but there's no point in even trying it. If an opponent hits a lob that gets past you, as soon as you turn your back to chase it down you can safely assume he will be coming forward and will be inside the baseline if not all the way at the net. A dropshot is not exactly a good idea in that situation.
     
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    can't get spiral spin or sidespin on a tweener and would most likely be behind the baseline... the drop shot would be poor, i.e. a sitter, even if you were able to execute it, which i'm not sure is possible...
     
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