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Do YOU have a good drop shot?

I think it's a shot that is underused. I tend to use it a lot(like once every 2-3 games) because it's so effective. Either I hit a winner of it or I hit a winner on the shot after(a passing or a lob). And after a while, your opponent gets tired especially when you play outdoor on a hot day.. I just love drop shotting..

What about you?
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Mine is not bad. I like to use it also, but it depends on the opponent. There are a couple of people I play against who are rather uncomfortable up at the net, and not that fast. So even if they make it to the drop shot, I often have a chance to pass them at net.

Sometimes my backhand slice turns into a drop shop unintentionally because I don't hit it deep enough. gotta work on that.
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I have a pretty good forehand drop shot. I played this one point where i hit a backhand drop shot off a high, mid-court ball and my oppenent got to it. I hit a lob and pushed him back, then at the last second on the short ball, I played a drop shot and he didn't even move!!

I disguise my forehand drop really well, and since I play High School tennis when people pitty-pat their second serve over instead of ripping the return(which is what I usually do), I'll play a short angled drop shot usually for a winner. I do that once in ever other match!!

The drop shot is fun to play when you can use it right, huh?
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I don't have one.

I have a pretty good short slice BH which could almost pass for a drop shot, but it's not.


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My dropshot is horrible as well lol.

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I don't hit drop shots. Why? Because I like to move in behind them, and I'm not the best at the net.

I'm good from the baseline. My forehand is my weapon.
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God no! My drop shot sucks! If my opponent is ten feet behind the baseline and sends up a WEAK passing shot I MIGHT try a drop shot. And it's 50-50 I'll blow it if I'm at the net.

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I don't have a good drop shot because it usually bounces to high that my opponent would catch it very soon and hit a deadly angle shot that kill me.

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i hardly ever use it, but im playing in a tournament atm and i hit an AWESOME one yesterday!
me and my opponent were rallying backwards and forwards, and he hit it to my backhand. i took my racquet back as if to hit a drive, but stopped and just dropped it over the net and it bounce about 10 times in the service box

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I have a great dropshot, unfortunately it's also my first serve

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I do and it's pathetic, lands on the service line all the time. The only time when it's effective is when I come under the slice backhand unintentionally.

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Sometimes my backhand slice turns into a drop shop unintentionally because I don't hit it deep enough. gotta work on that.
thats funny. i win so many points with my slice bh because its so short. i act like i meant for it to be a drop shot but the truth is i got the same problem you have but it works to my advantage. because the motion is identical, neither me or my oponent can tell if it going to pin him back at the baseline or if its going to be a drop shot

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I have a great dropshot, unfortunately it's also my first serve
@ your first serve. If you get to play Monica, she would just smack and eat every serve of you. j/k

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I have a bad habit of over-using my drop shot....apart from my forehand it's prolly my best shot...the ol' drop shot then lob is my fav

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My drop shot is good on the backhand side but on the forehand side it's awful!!!
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