THE FOREHAND OPEN PLANE SLICE DROP
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The FOREHAND OPEN PLANE SLICE DROP
The Forehand Open Plane Straight Slice Drop (The focus is mainly on the arm and racquet).
Furthermore, when slice volleying the ball between waist height and knee height the technique is identical.
Introduction - Definition
The Forehand Open Plane Straight Slice Drop is defined as after identifying that the ball is on the forehand side the player reacts with the Forehand Open Plane’s backswing. The player commences the forward swing with a throwing action while simultaneously opening the racquet face to an extra angle of approximately10 and15 degrees to an additional angle between 40 and 60 degrees before attempting to return the racquet face to the original angle between 30-45 degrees at contact.
The Back Swing
The start of the back swing is simplistic allowing the player to quickly find the angle of the drop
The Forward Swing
Slightly opening the face at the start of the forward swing allows the player to have a natural follow through.
The Forehand Open Plane Swing Straight Slice Drop The Clock
The Clock a diagrammatical perspective that the player uses to assist when identifying the natural hitting area for The Forehand Open Plane Straight Slice Drop.
This perspective encompasses the ball’s approximate 4 o’clock time position (circumference) which is the general direction of The Step Hit the player has to take and also the player’s radius distance (the hand of the clock) of the Step Hit which is needed to contact the ball.
The Forehand Open Plane Swing Straight Slice Drop The Clock Movement
The player’s required direction relevant to The General Hitting Zone is achieved by: The Clock Direction a diagrammatical perspective that the player uses to assist when identifying the direction required to move to The General Hitting Zone for The Forehand Open Plane Straight Slice Drop.
On this occasion the perspective encompasses: The player’s initial positioning “On The T”: The General Hitting Zone at approximately 2 o’clock time position (on the circumference) which is dependant on the opponent’s shot: The direction the player has to take (the hand of the clock) which is the distance (radius) to The General Hitting Zone.
The Clock Direction - Exception
When the ball is positioned in the D5 Zone the player should not use The Clock Direction by taking a direct path to the ball. Otherwise, the player will present front on which may encourage the player to use the forehand instead of the backhand and vice versa. Furthermore, this may result in the player being blind to the opponent.
Instead, the player should take a path to assist to get organised early into the classic side on position. This will encourage the player to use the forehand when hitting straight and similarly the backhand when hitting straight. This will allow the player to use The Clock to find the natural hitting (contact) area when playing straight. Furthermore, it is, unlikely, that the payer will be blind to the opponent.
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