Tennis drop shot technique introduction

There is another important technique quite efficiently used to mislead the opponent and to make them run. This shot is called as the drop shot. It is also referred to as a "touch" shot, because it requires soft hands and careful control of the ball.

Tactically, as mentioned earlier this shot is to make the opponent run thus this shot is used to force your opponent to come forward to the net. It is especially effective on clay or other slow courts but on grass, it can be used to.

The drop shot is most effective when you have pushed your opponent well behind the baseline, and played off a slightly shorter ball. But usually top players with real good control of this technique can play from further back of the court. This technique can be a surprise and usually it will scores a point if it is surprising rather than the placement of the ball.