What's your favorite and/or most consistent shot?

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  1. FatCat

    FatCat New User

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    My favorite shot is my drop shot, and my most consistent my backhand slice.
    Options:
    Backhand slice
    1hbh topspin
    1hbh flat
    2hbh topspin
    2hbh flat
    Forehand slice
    Forehand topspin
    Forehand flat
    Overhead
    Forehand volley
    Backhand volley
    Serve
    Lob
    Drop


    Feel free to add any I missed, but I don't think I missed any, unless you want to get more specific.
     
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  2. Jonny S&V

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    The drop shot. Everyone hates me because of it, but all well.
     
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  3. Gantz

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    both my groundstrokes are equally consistent.
     
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  4. blubber

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    Inside out topspin forehand deep into the corner.
     
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  5. FatCat

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    I guess maybe I should've split "drop" into forehand and backhand, seeing as my backhand drop is my favorite shot and my forehand drop doesn't get much use and doesn't work nearly as well anyway...oh well.
     
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  6. ChocolatePie

    ChocolatePie Semi-Pro

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    Forehand Drive. I guess it's a forehand flat.
     
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  7. lethalfang

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    Topspin forehand is clearly my favorite and most consistent shot. I can keep going at it all day long.
     
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  8. angelsdemons8600

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    Favorite shot: Flat forehand; it stays low and really penetrates the opponent's defense.

    Most consistant shot: Topspin forehand; very little topspin to keep it in play and it maintains good depth.
     
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  9. skiracer55

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    Favorite shot...

    ...backhand volley.

    Most consistent: backhand slice groundstroke
     
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  10. Zets147

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    Favorite: Topspin BH
    Best: BH Slice
    2Best: FH Topspin
     
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  11. rod_b

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    Favorite: poached volley
    Most consistent: FH topspin (down the line)
     
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  12. Ferrari1190

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    serve all the way
     
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  13. stevekim8

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    favorite: forehand
    most consistent: backhand slice
     
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  14. Taxvictim

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    Side-spin serve, brushing the ball hard from 9 to 3 o'clock. For some reason, I am very consistent with this shot, and the ball just floats into the ad service court. It confuses the opponents at first, and it's so slow I can charge the net behind it. Nobody knows what it will do when it lands. Sometimes it looks like it's clearly going wide, but then floats back inside the line, catching the opponent flat footed. Unless the serve bounces unusually high, it's hard for the opponent to put any pace on the return.

    It's definitely a girly shot. I only bring it out a few times a set.
     
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  15. lob and backhand slice
     
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  16. Rafa freak

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    Same here.
     
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  17. Tarqs

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    BHslice is most consistent
    favorite is forehand topspin
     
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  18. Bodacious DVT

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    i love my 2HBH return.
    ...kinda my 2hbh in general.
    and approach shots.
     
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  19. Mastermind

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    One handed backhand short angle. Did it to a guy three times in a row a couple of weeks ago and he slammed his racquet with Safin-esque style. :)
     
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  20. smoothtennis

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    I second that...
     
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  21. WBF

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    What about returns? I'd say any return, forehand, and second serve.
     
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  22. wihamilton

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    does a tweener count?
     
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  23. siber222000

    siber222000 Semi-Pro

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    2hbh topspin
     
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  24. dennis10is

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    The ball bounce before serving.
     
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  25. FatCat

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    You know...I don't even actually know what a tweener shot is; I only know what a tweener racket is. Care to elaborate?
     
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  26. base_liner

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    i am the same way!!! but i hit more topspin forehand and flat 2 handed backhand
     
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  27. TennsDog

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    Serve is by far the most fun shot to hit in tennis (at least for me). It helps that it's also my best shot. Other than that, for shots that I don't have complete control over, I really enjoy the one-handed backhand down the line.
     
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  28. h7hugo

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    favourite shot -> the aproach slice 1bh!!
    most consistent shot -> TopSpin FH
     
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  29. Andres

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    Backhand volley
     
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  30. uni

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    1 hbh passing shot
     
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  31. king of swing

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    most deff. my back hand slice I got it so go that if I am all the way at the net I can drop shot it with my backhand slice and about 6 times of of ten I can get it to jump over the net again back to my side.. no joke
     
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  32. thundaga

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    favourite shot... bh smash

    most consistent... topspin fh x-court
     
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  33. Mick

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    my most reliable shot is my forehand passing shot down the line and my favorite shot is my inside-out forehand.
     
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  34. Vision84

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    Favorite shot is inside-out forehand though I think my most consistent is my cross court backhand. Ever since I changed my forehand grip my backhand has become my most consistent shot.
     
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  35. Mr. Hokey

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    its just a shot hit between the legs.

    my favorite would have to be the high forehand drive. most consistent is probably the ts forehand.
     
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  36. Jack Romeo

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    most consistent shots are forehand topspin and backhand slice. favorite shots are the volleys. they're not my best shots but they're the most satisfying for me.
     
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  37. andymac1

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    1 handed backhand slice
     
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  38. Mister G

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    Favorite:

    Forehand drive (?) at shoulder height, makes the ball curve in flight from left to right.

    Most consistent:

    Forehand with topspin!
     
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  39. Hobomagic

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    Tie between forehand topspin drive and my Kick serve.
     
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  40. Gmedlo

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    Tough one between my topspin serve, kick serve, and 2hbh topspin. I can rally 2hbh crosscourt all day.
     
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  41. Breaker

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    Haha funny :)

    Two handed backhand is my most consistent shot, rarely make a mistake or forced into error on that side.
     
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  42. tennis_nerd22

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    hitting the net from anywhere on the court <-- most consistent
     
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