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Headshotterer 01-09-2013 10:34 AM

How do YOU handle wicked slice shots?
 
Whenever a person possesses a carving slice, I have trouble managing it. When I try to hit it, I always overestimate how far it will bounce so sometimes I lose due to double bouncing. I am also afraid of getting too close and jammed.

luvforty 01-09-2013 10:39 AM

keep your feet light and have those adjustment steps going... don't set feet too early.

you can either

- hit back with topspin, you have to prepare early due to the skidding ball, and you have to have good technique - generate RHS from the ground up, instead of arming.

- slice it back... carve aggressively and push forward at the same time... carving is necessary to counter the spin, and push forward for penetration.

LeeD 01-09-2013 01:54 PM

Play more guys who slice hard.
You get used to it, you learn to move your feet and get into position, and hit thru the ball.
Even the top pros have to concentrate harder against hard slices, when they are used to heavy topspin balls or fast flat balls.
Experience helps here.

Larrysümmers 01-09-2013 01:59 PM

recognize the slice coming up. get into position, and not try to do too much. FoCuS on the ball


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