Slice Backhand: Playing Back to the Coach

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Backhand Slice with Continental Grip It is easier to introduce the slice close to the player. The coach tosses the ball. The player taps the ball back to the coach trying to stay sideways. The players has to use a very simple motion. The coach has to check the grip constantly to make sure the player is using the correct …

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Slice Approach Shot

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Each player hits three shots:  A backhand cross court, a forehand down the line and a slice approach backhand down the line.

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1 – Backhand Slice on the Run

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Points to 11 without serve The point starts with a running slice backhand. The slice player starts in the forehand corner. After the slice, the point is played out on the whole singles court. Scoring: Play to 11 without serve (10-10 the next point wins)   Ideal Tactic Use the slice to get out of the defensive. Hit is well …

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Slice One Crosscourt, One Down the Line

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Players play in the service boxes. Only slice is allowed. One player will hit the ball only down the line and the other player only crosscourt. Players should change roles after a few minutes. The objective of the drill is to practice the technique and feel for the slice as well as the required footwork. This drill can be used …

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Points: Master of Slice

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Slice (half the court vs. topspin (whole court). You start the point with a feed to the backhand-side of the court after that the point is played out slice vs. topspin. You are not allowed to hit drop shots or to come to the net. Scoring to 11 (at 10 all the next point wins) after a set the players …

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