Players should be able to perform the following six foundational pillars (also called ball controls) at the level appropriate to them. Play the ball deep by being able to hit the ball past the opponent’s service line while hitting from behind the baseline. Players hit with these types of spin: topspin, underspin, backspin, sidespin, and flat (even balls hit flat have moderate forward spin on them).
Strategies are plans that give a player a sense of purpose when on the tennis court and that build on the common patterns of play. Simply put, the player executes shots in combinations that the player feels confident with and that help the player dictate play and win points. This strategy begins a player’s development of soft focus, which is seeing where the opponent is while focusing on the player’s own court positioning and the incoming ball.
This shot is hit well by players such as Novak Djokovic, who has an aggressive baseline game that mixes power with finesse. The drop shot is used most effectively when the opponent is recovering after a shot and is stuck deep in the court. The inside-out drop shot is derived from players using the inside-out forehand.
Player 1 feeds the ball into play and aims for player 2’s doubles alley (see figure 10.7). Player 2 responds by also hitting to player 1’s alley. Intermediate Strategy #2: Rush and CrushWith rush and crush, the player is looking for ways to get to the net.
The Cincinnati Reds last week committed $225 million over 10 years to first baseman Joey Votto. The deal is the fourth-largest contract in MLB history, the third $200 million deal given this year, and only the fifth $200 million contract in MLB history. Unlike the contracts given this offseason to Albert Pujols by Los Angeles and Prince Fielder by Detroit, the relatively small-market Reds offered Votto’s deal.
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