Addicted to Slice

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by nopiforyou, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. nopiforyou

    nopiforyou Rookie

    Jul 11, 2006
    I seem to getting a bit too addicted to hitting slice shots instead of my usual 2bh with topspin. Is hitting too many slices a bad thing? I also face a lot of people who hit deep low slices, which I counter with a slice as well. I can slice balls above my shoulders so that's kind of a problem. I know a total slicer is annoying to face.
  2. Rickson

    Rickson G.O.A.T.

    Jun 16, 2004
    Problem? Yes it could become a problem because some players will come in on you if they see that you slice constantly. I often move in on slicers because their passing shots are weak.
  3. ZPTennis

    ZPTennis Semi-Pro

    Jun 18, 2006
    Yep, if there is a guy that can only hit a slice backhand I will have a very fun time at net. ;)
  4. maverick1

    maverick1 Semi-Pro

    Jul 23, 2006
    Every match I play is in a league/tournament with NTRP based divisions, and I can't relate to these stories of "if I see a player do such and such I can always win by doing this".

    If they are at my level they are not going to have any obvious weakness that another player of the same level can exploit. If they did, they couldn't be at the level they are.

    I have faced quite few slice-only backhands but they either have good cotrol to hit just over the net on either side, or they can lob well.

    McEnroe could only slice with his backhand and no one could beat him at his best, so I don't know how anyone can generalize about slice BH.

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