How To Let Out Balls Go So That You Can Claim Points That You Have Already Won

How To Let Out Balls Go So That You Can Claim Points That You Have Already Won

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Many players lose points that they have already won simply because they don’t know how to judge when a ball is going to fly out of the court.

That point is already won, you simply have to learn to be still, not chase it and let the ball bounce.

The trick is to know what going out and what isn’t. Here’s a great way to practice getting a sense for when a ball is going in or out.

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  1. cch5ng on August 14, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    what if you’re a shorter person (like 5′ 2") then should you think about it more like if the ball is ear height it is probably going to be out? I keep wondering if the ball will drop. also I guess this means we should not jump to hit a ball a the NVZ…

  2. Bill Sacco on August 14, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    The problem with this demonstration is that the player receiving the ball is taller than average. The same "rule of thumb" can’t apply to everyone because of height variation. Shoulder height may not be high enough for a shorter person. For shorter people, the ball may need to be at "ear height."

  3. Scott Tobkes on August 14, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    I’m still concerned at times that the ball will drop in when it has topspin

  4. Andrew Szeto on August 14, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    I practiced this drill with my doubles partner who is notorious for not letting out balls go. It’s been getting good results in actual tournament play. They still hit a few out balls, but the amount of times they did was significantly less.

  5. Kevin Duff on August 14, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    This is a great drill! I’d also like to try a modified version of the drill, experimenting where the individual driving the ball stands. A good spot would be smack dab in no-man’s-land. I’m always surprised how many balls driven from nml sail past the baseline (due to the steeper upward trajectory required to clear the net).

  6. Legacy Fitness on August 14, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    Great video Jordan. I know I still hit balls that are way out. Its hard when your paddle is up and your dialed in and you are focused on getting everything back to then lay off certain shots but I know that if I let alot of drives go they would most likely go out. Appreciate the video.