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Yak
May 2nd, 2004, 02:12 AM
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?

MisterQ
May 2nd, 2004, 02:17 AM
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. ;)

K-Dog
May 2nd, 2004, 02:25 AM
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?

Rtael
May 2nd, 2004, 02:30 AM
I don't have one. :lol:

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

SuperRevelation
May 2nd, 2004, 02:32 AM
My dropshot is horrible as well lol.

tennisIlove09
May 2nd, 2004, 02:47 AM
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.

Volcana
May 2nd, 2004, 03:17 AM
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.

Vincent
May 2nd, 2004, 03:21 AM
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. :haha:

Mr_Molik
May 2nd, 2004, 05:04 AM
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

geoepee
May 2nd, 2004, 05:09 AM
I have a great dropshot, unfortunately it's also my first serve :(

Nan Cu
May 2nd, 2004, 05:19 AM
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.

tennisjunky
May 2nd, 2004, 06:56 AM
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 :lol:

Vincent
May 2nd, 2004, 07:02 AM
I have a great dropshot, unfortunately it's also my first serve :(:haha: @ your first serve. If you get to play Monica, she would just smack and eat every serve of you. j/k

And I love your signature, probably one of the best I have ever seen. :wavey: :hearts:

Kirt12255
May 2nd, 2004, 07:09 AM
:wavey: 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:wavey:

Farina Elia Fan
May 2nd, 2004, 08:59 AM
My drop shot is good on the backhand side but on the forehand side it's awful!!!

esquímaux
May 2nd, 2004, 09:04 AM
:wavey: 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:wavey::lol: I love watching opponents scrambling to get to the lobs. I like to drop it (or dip it low as Milan would say :p) and toss up a super moonball lob deluxe :drool: Nobody can resist :kiss:

But lately, my backhand slices have been flying up high on me :eek: I'm using a Prince Chang Graphite, strung with a syn. spin @ 60 lbs. I have to REALLY come at the ball with my racquet perpendicular to the court...otherwise, game over :explode:

Kirt12255
May 2nd, 2004, 09:13 AM
:lol: I love watching opponents scrambling to get to the lobs. I like to drop it (or dip it low as Milan would say :p) and toss up a super moonball lob deluxe :drool: Nobody can resist :kiss:

But lately, my backhand slices have been flying up high on me :eek: I'm using a Prince Chang Graphite, strung with a syn. spin @ 60 lbs. I have to REALLY come at the ball with my racquet perpendicular to the court...otherwise, game over :explode:
LMAO!!!!! That's why I do it.....seeing them scramble to get back for the lob...I always remember doing it heaps to an overweight kid that had a huge serve....I did it so often.....I lobbed him and the look on his face was priceless...he got it back once and I was laughing so hard I couldn't volley LMAO. If you have ever seen Jumanji with that Rhino that puffs as it follows at the back of the pack? It was so like that LMAO .....what can I say I was a cruel kid :haha:

esquímaux
May 2nd, 2004, 09:19 AM
LMAO!!!!! That's why I do it.....seeing them scramble to get back for the lob...I always remember doing it heaps to an overweight kid that had a huge serve....I did it so often.....I lobbed him and the look on his face was priceless...he got it back once and I was laughing so hard I couldn't volley LMAO. If you have ever seen Jumanji with that Rhino that puffs as it follows at the back of the pack? It was so like that LMAO .....what can I say I was a cruel kid :haha:

:haha: Kirt :haha: What can I say, do what you have to do to win :shrug: ;)

!<blocparty>!
May 2nd, 2004, 09:39 AM
LMAO!!!!! That's why I do it.....seeing them scramble to get back for the lob...I always remember doing it heaps to an overweight kid that had a huge serve....I did it so often.....I lobbed him and the look on his face was priceless...he got it back once and I was laughing so hard I couldn't volley LMAO. If you have ever seen Jumanji with that Rhino that puffs as it follows at the back of the pack? It was so like that LMAO .....what can I say I was a cruel kid :haha:
LOL, my dadz a bit like that fat kid, but the look on his face is :fiery: ! he thinks hes sooo good, when really hes a pile of donkey bollucks.

Oh, my dropshot use to be good, but now it (along with my volleys) is the weakest part of my game. The only time I can hit a decent drop shot is when the ball is in one of the service box's. My disguise is good though. (I think)

Come-on-kim
May 2nd, 2004, 09:40 AM
I like to use it a lot!!! But I don't know if they are that good :p

esquímaux
May 2nd, 2004, 10:03 AM
..I can hit a decent drop shit is when...
:tape:

!<blocparty>!
May 2nd, 2004, 10:09 AM
:tape:
my typing is really crap! I never bother go back and check my mistakes!

crazillo
May 2nd, 2004, 10:19 AM
My drop-shot is a weapon. I like to use it in strange situations and I often surprise my opponent with it. I like it more to make a dropshot winner than a forehand DTL winner :lol:
I consider it as a big weapon. My opponents hate it :lol:

GoDominique
May 2nd, 2004, 10:23 AM
It's actually my best shot. ;) But only on the backhand side, and only down the line.
I even do it from behind the baseline. Whenever nothing else works in my game (which is quite often recently :(), I play this shot.

controlfreak
May 2nd, 2004, 11:12 AM
My dropshot is pretty hit-or-miss; either it will go over and be ungettable or it will just plop into the net on my side.
The problem is I try to use it far too much. If I am in a baseline rally that goes on for more than four shots, I will just get frustrated and try a drop. Or if I am playing someone really good and trying to find a way to beat them, I will hit a load of dropshots (and usually miss). Sometimes when I am under pressure in a point, I will try to hit one. But the most effective use is when my opponent is at the net, and I'm not in a position to pass or lob, so I just hit a low floater of a drop shot at them which gives me loads of time to recover. They are usually so surprised that they hit a weak volley which I chase down and smack for a winner.

jenny161185
May 2nd, 2004, 12:53 PM
I havequite a good dropshot off my backhand win - I always use it in the strangest of situations like matchpoints down which is strange because usually I tighten up alot on important points - I love trying drop volleys cos when they work the look so class

Stefwhit
May 2nd, 2004, 01:10 PM
I play with two hands on the forehand side which I think helps in making my drop shot an easy shot for me to execute. I can usually put a lot of under spin on it which makes it that much more lethal. I can't hit a dropshot off of my backhand though. I tend to forget to use that shot as much as I probably should, thanks for reminding me...

charmedRic
May 2nd, 2004, 01:36 PM
My dropshot is good out of both wings, I can hide it perfectly on my forehand. While my backhand dropshot, although letal, I would say is easy to figure out once you've seen a couple.

geoepee
May 2nd, 2004, 02:14 PM
:haha: @ your first serve. If you get to play Monica, she would just smack and eat every serve of you. j/k

And I love your signature, probably one of the best I have ever seen. :wavey: :hearts:
Thanks ;). And I think you're right, Monica would just kill me!

The sad part about my serve is that I'm 6'4" and I serve about as fast as Anika Kapros's. My serve just plain sucks :)

VeNuS#1LoVa
May 2nd, 2004, 02:16 PM
I have a great drophot when I don't outright overpower my opponents and hit winners...

I like hitting a deep crosscourt backhand right into the corner which makes them hit a short reply, and I pretend like I'm going to go up the line, but then I carve out a dropshot extremely short in the deuce side serve box and it spins off the court...

I'm soo good... :kiss:

bmxbandit
May 3rd, 2004, 12:10 AM
I can hit it pretty well off my backhand side if my game is on. I don't think I have EVER hit a dropshot off my forehand though.

Berlin_Calling
May 3rd, 2004, 12:59 AM
My backhand return dropshot is sick! My lob is sicker though, I can hit it like Conchita :p

- L i n a -
May 3rd, 2004, 01:00 AM
I've never ever played a drop shot... although, I have a GREAT drop volley. :)

Martian Jeza
May 3rd, 2004, 01:02 AM
I can make any shot I want, it always goes Out of the court :p

okaythen
Dec 13th, 2012, 10:28 PM
can you guys give me some tips on drop shot? before I just carve into the bottom of the ball....but this video said do a side spin drop shot because you have MORE CONTROL on the shot..if you just do it at 6 oclock at the bottom of the ball...you have to do it perfectly everytime.....so side spin like 8 to 2 o'clock or something? also someone said you want the drop shot to be at least 3 feet over the net when it drops? any tips would be really appreciated..thanks

AnnieIWillKnow
Dec 13th, 2012, 10:31 PM
The slice on it absolutely destroys the friend I play with.

The Dawntreader
Dec 14th, 2012, 12:56 AM
You can hit an awful dropshot with great success, depending on your positioning and disguise. Obviously though, aim to hit it well.

The answer for me is probably no. But then again, my whole tennis game is one big bluff.

Stonerpova
Dec 14th, 2012, 01:28 AM
No one I played against in high school moved well coming forward, so I had a good drop shot by default :lol:

These days the guys move better so I guess it's fair. I can probably count the number of forehand drop shots I've hit on one hand, but my backhand dropper's not awful.

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 15th, 2012, 12:46 AM
I have a "moon ball" drop shot :bounce: Does that answer the question ? :oh:

Ben.
Dec 15th, 2012, 08:19 AM
^^
Pretty much :lol:

I can only hit a FH dropshot & it's pretty shit.
Can't hit a BH dropshot let alone a decent one handed BH slice :lol:

The Vikasaurus
Dec 31st, 2012, 07:26 PM
Easily the best part about my game although sometimes when i drop shot i don't anticipate the opponent getting to the ball and don't get into a good position for the return, which i need to work on more

hellas719
Dec 31st, 2012, 10:10 PM
I used to have an amazing drop shot when I was like 14/15. Not gonna lie, it was so amazing and it worked very well. But then my coach told me to stop using it too much, and now it isn't as good as it used to be because I was afraid to use it :o

GOATdin0931
Dec 31st, 2012, 11:35 PM
Occasionally I can have a very good drop shot, and off of both wings too! :D ;)

The Bulldog
Jan 1st, 2013, 12:01 AM
Touch and feel is what my game is all about, but I find the forehand drop shot harder to nail than the backhand. It's less natural. Nonetheless, my drop shots are always of an adequate standard at least, and one of my main methods of offence.

SVK
Jan 1st, 2013, 01:17 AM
Drop shot is my favourite shot together with volley, it used to work fine at "my peak":p

Uranium
Jul 12th, 2013, 05:30 PM
My drop shot is so hot and cold. Some days it is great, some days it is a god damn lob:lol:

MaSharp
Jul 18th, 2013, 08:40 PM
In a few matches I made a few really good drop shots, but to be honest, this is not something I do often purposely...I have really good lob though. I a few matches I win around 5 points in the match with lob for sure.

Povin
Jul 19th, 2013, 02:49 AM
I almost can't hit it when I want to, but sometimes I mishit and pull out deadly dropshots. Lots of them were ridiculously short and had back spin, but again they were not intentional

GOATdin0931
Jul 24th, 2013, 03:56 PM
My drop shot kind of sucks and can be rather predictable. :tape: :help:

My lob on the other hand is beautiful when on and can hurt almost anyone!! :drool:

Zoran :)
Nov 3rd, 2013, 06:45 PM
Yes,drop shot and lob is my favourite combination :drool:

Sammo
Nov 3rd, 2013, 06:58 PM
My drop shot is so hot and cold. Some days it is great, some days it is a god damn lob:lol:

This for me too, backhand dropshot is okay because I do it two-handed and I always manage to take the ball's pace away, but forehand dropshot... meh

.Andrew.
Nov 17th, 2013, 01:11 AM
Yes (usually :lol:). I've got soft hands

Pops Maellard
Nov 17th, 2013, 01:27 AM
2 Saturdays ago I saved a MP with a forehand one, but in general not really :lol:. For some reason I pull out great shots MP down :D. The previous Saturday it was a monster FH return winner. I still lose eventually but I delay proceedings :tears:.

aussiesharapova
Nov 17th, 2013, 03:29 AM
Hah, my touch shots are the worst. I unintentionally hit deadly dropshots with back spin when I have to hit a really low slice and they just somehow land really short. But when I do try hitting drop shots, they're like small, short lobs :sad:

uchickenvn
Nov 20th, 2013, 07:09 AM
My drop shot could be better. I couldn't put enough back spin to keep the ball short and low so my opponent can easily give me a hard ball back.

GoofyDuck
Nov 20th, 2013, 09:17 AM
No but my brother hits them so well both from FH and BH. I hate playing against him because they exhaust me. :lol:

PrettyImpressive
Nov 20th, 2013, 12:35 PM
Drop shot is my biggest weapon.

Vefci Y
Nov 20th, 2013, 02:08 PM
I always hit the drop shot,but my oppent 80% will catch the ball,then I hit a lob

Super Dave
Nov 20th, 2013, 03:14 PM
It's OK :shrug:

Sisyphus
Nov 21st, 2013, 12:51 AM
If it makes it over the net the point is mine 95% of the time.

Pheobo
Nov 21st, 2013, 01:45 AM
I can pull of some pretty wicked drop shots/drop volleys but can't hit a decent lob to save my life :rolleyes:

Shonami Slam
Feb 18th, 2014, 10:26 AM
I hit quite alot, obviously moreso with my bh side, and since i play a few different types of bh shots - flat, top spin, moonball, slice and side spin - it usually comes as a surprise and spins ALOT.
I hit dropshots loaded with sidespine from gets. It sits high and seems like an easy vall for my opponent and then jumps away so much they either miss it, or i can get back into the point on the offensive.


Sadly, my forehand one is only good for cross court and lacks any spin on it and is not as succesfully executed, as is my foreside as a whole.


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MarkNL
Feb 18th, 2014, 12:30 PM
I love to hit dropshots and in fact I hit most with my forehand. I find it easier to control them and place them. I still need to work on it a little bit though, they jump up higher than I would like. On my backhand I find it harder because I also hit backhand slices and the differences between the backhand slice and backhand dropshot is still a bit of a problem for me.

Lunaticalm
Feb 18th, 2014, 06:58 PM
Completely non-existent. Unless when I'm on the run and I'm going to be late for a ball I use a slice and it falls so short it becomes a drop shot lol.

wozniackiaus
Feb 19th, 2014, 07:25 AM
i am completely inconsistent. half the time i can hit a decent one then next time it is terrible :(