Tennis drop shot with illustration

Illustration of drop shot technique (bbc)

Found this interesting animation that can illustrate how a drop shot can be done. These days the drop shot can be a very effective move to counter powerful shots. But the move can only be effective when it is applied carefully and with great surprise.

It may be easy to perform the technique but to use it and score a point is something that needs more skill. Usually it can be done with luring the opponents with series of deep and powerful shots then later on surprised them with a drop shot when they are behind their baseline.

Another note again which is that the drop shot should not be used that often so to serve as a surprise counter technique.