The Net Game – 011

Bounce Blocker

… and ‘The Absorbas’

Below we see Patrick Rafter on the attack. He’s followed his serve to Staging Post One and eased into neutral.

Difficult shot?’

All shots are difficult if:

  • you have limited experience of hitting them
  • you let yourself be intimidated or panicked into abandoning solid technique – a common fault at the net.

AAAAGH! HELP!’ (*swipe*).

Something like that. And yes, it’s a difficult shot for some. Less so for Saint Patrick, because net play was at the core of his game, thus he faced balls to his forward-shifting feet (every hour of?) every on-court day.

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