- Use backhand slice to vary the pace of a rally and to lower the contact point of your opponent’s groundstrokes or volleys.
- Ensure that you use a Continental grip, prepare with a high take-back, lead with the bottom edge and open the face of your racquet. Make contact out in front – then follow through with your knuckles on top.
- You can also use floating slice to recover from a defensive position.
Use ‘skidding” slice to keep the ball low and out of your opponent’s strike zone
Use a ‘soft’ hand to play a deliberate drop-shot – once you have opened the court first – by drawing your opponent wide or deep. This is a ‘touch’ shot which requires you to ‘feel’ the ball with your strings.
Disguise the drop-shot by playing it as late as possible.
The take-back is high for more slice (under-spin)
- The knuckles remain on top during the follow through
- The racquet head remains to the LEFT with the hitting strings facing up.
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Work on your backhand slice and add variety to your game!