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Chips, Lobs and Overheads

Effectively using chips, lobs and overheads can help you take your game to the next level.

By Greg Moran

These specialty shots will bring your doubles game to the next level.

Do you know when to chip? When to lob? When to hit an overhead and when to bunt the ball deep and wait for a better shot? The more you know about these tactics, the better you’ll be at doubles.

CLICK HERE for video instruction on how to chip and charge.

CLICK HERE for video instruction on how to use and respond to lobs.

Key Points:

1. The chip-and-charge is a great way to take control of a point on a second serve.

2. Learn the “high-five” shot for lobs that are too high and deep for an overhead.

3. The best thing to do when a lob goes over your head and bounces is to respond with another lob.

Greg Moran is the author of Tennis Doubles Beyond Big Shots and director of tennis at the Four Seasons Racquet Club in Wilton, Conn.



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