The Net Game – 013

Overhead Smash

Rockets in Motion

Smash technique is like that of a serve and the key difference is:
– on a serve you are in a position to provide a perfect contact with your placement hand (you are in control of where the ball goes) whereas,
– on a smash you have to engineer a perfect contact with well trained legs and some quality positional work (you are not in control of where the ball goes).

Otherwise, the strokes are the same and to illustrate their kinship, I’ve made an animation of Pete Sampras (a few, actually – this is the first).

What do you see in this click-thru?

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