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Guess Work: Anticipate your opponent's shots

Learn how to anticipate your opponent's shots.


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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