Drop shots go down?
Bend the knees, firm wrist, control the racket face
Published: 24 Nov 2004 - 08:29 by rippa rit
Updated: 24 Mar 2008 - 07:31
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Drop shots are a very fine squash/motor skill and the envy of many squash players.
If drop shots do not work it could be that the shot is being played at the wrong time. However, if the drop shots are too high, and not sitting down, it is probably more to do with the technique. What else might help?
What are the clues to getting the drop shotabove the tin?
- Get the racket face under the ball.
- Bend the knees and/or lunge low to get down to the ball.
- Open the racket face which will lift the ball upwards.
- Strike the ball with a chipping/slicing action.
- Hit through the ball keeping a firm wrist
- Little or no rotation of the forearm/control the racket face
Alternating a drop shot into the front corner, with a toss into the back corner is a good strategy to relieve pressure, and move the opponent, keeping them guessing.
Link to Gold Video clip Drop Shot.
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