Anticipating a shot


By Greg Moran

Would you play better if you knew what shot your opponent was going to hit when you approach the net? Of course you would – and it’s possible to know, with a little practice.

Key Points:
1. Anticipation improves when you better understand your own shot and what options it gives your opponent.

2. If your approach shot lands short and gives your opponent time, expect a drive/passing shot attempt. Immediately close the net.

3. If you hit a deep approach, your opponent’s best option might be a lob. Don’t close the net as quickly and be ready to hit an overhead.


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