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Your Point: Take control with your backhand

November 29, 2012 11:10 AM
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By Tom Perrotta

1. Short Backhand Slice: Practice the short, angled backhand slice to bring your baseline-hugging opponent to the net.
 
CLICK HERE for a video demonstration of the backhand slice.
 
2. Deep, Deep Drop: Use a combination of deep slice shots, followed by a drop shot, to keep your opponent on his or her toes.
 
CLICK HERE for a video demonstration of how to hit deep slice shots and then a drop shot.
 
3. Smart Defense: When facing heavy topspin on your backhand side, take control of the point by moving in and taking the ball early.
 
CLICK HERE for a video demonstration of how to move in and take the ball early.
 
 

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