The angles need to be instinctive, and can actually be constructed geometrically. After the drop and hit practice, move on to direct feeds and feeds off the back wall. The cross court angles must be mastered. If a cross court shot is hit too sharply, it comes off the side wall to center court. If the cross court shot is hit too directly, it will pass through center court. Both errors offer your opponent a chance to end the rally with a straight in kill or pass shot.
Poorly executed down the line shots hit the side wall and come to center court, again for set ups. Another valuable exercise is to place an object on the floor that can represent the position of an opponent. Our pro can practice hitting shots that are directed away from the opponent. Of course, here again, “angle” is of critical importance.
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