Ok we have this weeks tip of the week and some other announcements.
First off the tip.
weeks tip will be on the "oh xhit" lob. You are standing at the NVZ and
try to do a lob over your opponents head that all you do is succeed in
giving them a ball that they are going to easily smash right back at
you because it was a terrible lob.
When this happens, too
many players try and move backwards. Your best bet in this instance is
TO STAND YOUR GROUND. It takes too much time to move back to try and
give yourself more time to read the oncoming smash. All you do is give
your opponents your feet to smash at now since you are no further back
than no mans land. Also the fact that you are still moving backwards
when the smash comes means that you are off balance and not "set" to
return the smash. In this case you have almost no chance in getting the
However if you stand your ground. Watch the
ball and your opponents paddle. Bend your knees and get low and default
to your backhand to get the ball back, you have a MUCH better chance.
This sounds like a lot to do in very little time, but you are doing them
all in the same time. The first couple of things are self explanatory.
Watch the ball and your opponents paddle face so you already have some
idea as to where they are going to smash it. Bend your knees so you are
not flat footed and can move a step quickly one way or the other.
Default to your backhand means you are going to try and return the smash
with your backhand.
Why your backhand? Because you are able to
cover much more area using your backhand right or left just as a hockey
goaly would. Even if the ball comes to your forehand, you can still hit
it back by using your backhand. Committing to using your backhand in
this instance lets you cover the most amount of ground in the least
amount of time.
Another advantage of using this is that
you train your brain how to get back a ball that is being smashed at you
from a close distance. Really good players have excellent odds of
returning this smash because they have seen this smash 10,000 times
before and stood their ground and learned from it.
Lastly , anyone that has not emailed timothy
nelson and gotten on his free newsletter email list needs to do it
TODAY. He has informed me that the next newsletter comes out tomorrow
morning. Tim is the #1 player in the world, not just because of his
physical skills but also because of his mental strategies. You dont want
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