The drop shot is a fun, low-percentage shot that every player should have in their arsenal.
Whether you’re playing singles or doubles, having a drop shot in your tool belt will give you a leg up in shot selection and strategy. This shot requires advanced technical stroke production and demands an element of soft hands and a natural feel.
Everyone can learn the drop shot but practicing and knowing when to use it is a big MUST!
The Drop Shot for the Everyday Player
Step 1: Make sure you’re using the continental grip
Step 2: Ready your racquet like you would when hitting a volley
Step 3: The contact point ideally should be waist high (keep head still)
Step 4: Follow through from high to low and out to generate lots of backspin (tip: the closer you are to the net, the shorter the follow-through)
Practice the drop shot often with a hitting partner or ball machine, and put it into play in your practice matches. You’ll have a new weapon in no time!
Remember – you don’t have to be a pro to train like a pro!