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Guess Work: Anticipate your opponent's shots

Learn how to anticipate your opponent's shots.

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By Greg Moran


Would you play better if you knew what shot your opponent was going to hit when you approach the net? Of course you would – and it’s possible to know, with a little practice.

Key Points:
1. Anticipation improves when you better understand your own shot and what options it gives your opponent.

2. If your approach shot lands short and gives your opponent time, expect a drive/passing shot attempt. Immediately close the net.

3. If you hit a deep approach, your opponent’s best option might be a lob. Don’t close the net as quickly and be ready to hit an overhead.

CLICK HERE for a video demonstration.


Greg Moran is the director of tennis at the Four Seasons Racquet Club in Wilton, Conn.
 

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