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Tip 26: Hitting To Your Opponents Feet When They Are Moving Into The Net
Try hitting the ball down to the opponents feet when they are moving into the net, take the ball early and hit with good topspin so the ball is dipping as it crosses the net. This is especially effective in doubles when the opponent approaches cross court. Hitting to your opponents feet will force them to hit a more difficult volley as they will have to hit up rather than having a high volley which they have more of a chance to hit a winning return.
Wrong: Leaning back will force the ball to go upwards, giving the opponent an easy high volley
Correct: Weight on the front foot and taking the ball early to keep the ball low
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