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Old 01-03-2013, 11:09 AM   #4
frenzy
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Learning to hit on the rise has many advantages:
1) Takes time from your opponent to recover
2) You can stay close to the baseline if you get deep balls so you don't get pushed to the back so soon
3) It will learn you to recognize short balls sooner, you will step in earlier where you previously were waiting for the ball to come to you

It is still difficult to do because timing is different then a normal stroke, just make sure that you:

1) Hit good in front of you
2) Bend your knees extra on low balls
3) Do not use it all the time: sometimes its better to let the short ball rise over the net height to increase winner speed rather then "pulling" the ball over the net

Good luck!
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