Need help defending against deep low slices to my BH.

Need help defending against deep low slices to my BH.

Post by Undecid » Mon, 07 Jul 2003 00:56:11


I am having a hard time with 1 opponent that basically has a really
good slice that lands deep and low to my backhand side. I have a 2
handed bh which I can hit well cross court flat and with topspin. I
can also hit cross court slices but not as good as my opponent. My
down the line backhand is adequate but cannot produce winners. Any
suggestions?

Sincerely

CZ

 
 
 

Need help defending against deep low slices to my BH.

Post by DrKona » Mon, 07 Jul 2003 05:26:16

hit it back where it came from
or
learn how to hit winners down the line


Quote:
> I am having a hard time with 1 opponent that basically has a really
> good slice that lands deep and low to my backhand side. I have a 2
> handed bh which I can hit well cross court flat and with topspin. I
> can also hit cross court slices but not as good as my opponent. My
> down the line backhand is adequate but cannot produce winners. Any
> suggestions?

> Sincerely

> CZ


 
 
 

Need help defending against deep low slices to my BH.

Post by lpoli.. » Mon, 07 Jul 2003 09:52:02

You may need to change the type of shot you hit to this player. Are
they giving you back a severe slice because you  hit them a heavy
topspin ball that bounces high? You may have to get the ball back
lower and/or flatter. If they slice that it should have a tendency to
float up some for you. You need to figure out a shot that they have
trouble returning with slice (it appears that your opponent has
figured out that a two-hander has a rough time getting down to a low
ball !).
I assume that it is their b/h causing you difficulty, so another
tactic might be don't hit to it, work on their forehand. Even if it is
great, with most players it usually breaks down.
Finally, when you see them lining up for that shot try coming in (if
you are not exclusivly a baseliner). Once again, slice has a tendency
to float, you may be able to get off a volley.



Quote:
>I am having a hard time with 1 opponent that basically has a really
>good slice that lands deep and low to my backhand side. I have a 2
>handed bh which I can hit well cross court flat and with topspin. I
>can also hit cross court slices but not as good as my opponent. My
>down the line backhand is adequate but cannot produce winners. Any
>suggestions?

>Sincerely

>CZ


 
 
 

Need help defending against deep low slices to my BH.

Post by Michael Scarpit » Mon, 07 Jul 2003 10:15:04

Quote:

> I am having a hard time with 1 opponent that basically has a really
> good slice that lands deep and low to my backhand side. I have a 2
> handed bh which I can hit well cross court flat and with topspin. I
> can also hit cross court slices but not as good as my opponent. My
> down the line backhand is adequate but cannot produce winners. Any
> suggestions?

> Sincerely

You must be hitting too many short balls on that side. Stop it.
 
 
 

Need help defending against deep low slices to my BH.

Post by quick_ic » Mon, 07 Jul 2003 12:47:34

The info you gave is sorta inadequate. We need to match your strengths and
weaknesses against his.

1) Is your fh better than your bh?
2) You mention your x-court bh is better than down-the-line but how good is
it dealing with slice? I would assume it's just a neutralising shot against
slice but that's good enough.
3) How good is your volley, what about his?
4) Is his fh better than his bh? Is his bh drive good - I would think it
isn't good enough to hit winners or engage in long rallies given that he's
so good at his slice. At our level, it's not easy to find players who are so
damn good at both bh slice and bh drive. Normally, they will develop a very
good bh slice to cover their weaknesses in their bh drive - think Graf.
5) Does he slice it deep to your backhand and come to the net?

Without the above info, it's very difficult to just suggest what you should
do. It's important to know what glaring weaknesses that he has that you can
exploit.


Quote:
> I am having a hard time with 1 opponent that basically has a really
> good slice that lands deep and low to my backhand side. I have a 2
> handed bh which I can hit well cross court flat and with topspin. I
> can also hit cross court slices but not as good as my opponent. My
> down the line backhand is adequate but cannot produce winners. Any
> suggestions?

> Sincerely

> CZ