Between the leg shots.. how!?

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by VTL, Apr 9, 2004.

  1. VTL

    VTL Guest

    You know those between the leg shots that you see ferrerro and many other's do often? Anyone have any luck with that shot? If so, feel free to share the knowledge. Thanks
  2. kevhen

    kevhen Hall of Fame

    Feb 20, 2004
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Last time I tried, I lost my ability to have children. If you're not planning to have kids, then give it a shot. Spread your legs and swing the racquet between them as the ball comes through. Good luck!
  3. anton785

    anton785 New User

    Feb 29, 2004
    I cannot execute this shot myself, but know a couple of people who can. From what I understand, you step over the ball and do not hit it when it is between your legs. Rather, as your back is to the net, the ball will be behind your back and in the "hole" that you create when you spread your legs. So just manipulate the swingpath of the racquet so that you can get the head of it between your legs, and hit the ball while it is "behind" you on the other side of your legs. (Note: really the ball is "in front" of you and "behind" you at the same time. what i am trying to say is that the ball is closer to the net than you are, so really it is behind your back since your back is to the net.)
  4. Bungalo Bill

    Bungalo Bill G.O.A.T.

    Feb 19, 2004
  5. Roforot

    Roforot Professional

    Feb 21, 2004
    Do you pronate before or after you crack your nuts?

    just kidding:)
  6. mattlikovich

    mattlikovich Rookie

    Feb 22, 2004
    I can do it. It took some practice. At first the ball would bounce a foot after I hit it. I use continental grip. Start with just hitting little lobs, REALLY LITTLE over your head and waiting for it to bounce and on its way down u hit it. Don't jump. I have never hit myself. Just practice u have to really get under it. I hope this helps. Try to hit it high as you can, and then control it.
  7. touchytennis

    touchytennis Rookie

    Mar 20, 2004
    if the ball isnt to spinny, high or fast, i simply just step from behind it, and give it a nice chop. whilst i chop it, i push forward towards the net abit, keeping the trajectory abit straighter.
  8. nyu

    nyu Rookie

    Feb 22, 2004
    It's not that difficult,but timing has to be perfect. You basically have to outrun the ball. Use a continental grip, run down the lob that went over your head, and time it so that you step over the ball and are actually hitting it with the racquet at an upward angle. Another important thing is to not jump or lunge.
  9. PHSTennis

    PHSTennis Semi-Pro

    Apr 8, 2004
    ... Bryans did it 2 times today... fun... well dont you guys consider wearing a cup? I have a varsity match against a very easy school coming up... I plan to try it... will be fun.
  10. Hawaii 5.0

    Hawaii 5.0 Rookie

    Feb 16, 2004
    Although I can not give a step by step tutorial I can give some tips that helped me learn it.When going over the ball with your body be sure to take a big step.So take small slow steps to track the ball and when you step over it take a big one and accelrate to get over it.One of the keys to the actual shot is to make sure to open the face to get the ball up and over the net.I remember years ago when I was a better athlete I hit a between the legs slicing drop shot after running down a lob.I didn't practice that one, but good luck with the regular shot since the dropper is the flashiest shot I've hit.

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