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Tennis Approach Shots : Hitting a Backhand Slice in Tennis

August 30, 2019

Okay what we’re going to do now, is we’re
going to have, we have Ken and Darrin who are going to demonstrate a backhand slice
approach shot. So I’m going to throw them the ball, they’re going to move up, they’re
going to slice it, they’re going to come to the net and I’m going to throw them another
ball and they’ll just hit a volley. And the next guy will, in line will demonstrate. So
Darrin’s going to start. What this will show you how to do is just to get to the net. So
let’s start. So Darrin is going to hit a slice approach shot. So Darrin here you come move
on up, move on up, move on up and be ready for the volley. So that’s the idea is you
is you want to hit that slice approach shot deep so that your opponent has to hit back
to you. Here we go Ken. Rack it up, move up, move up, move up, come to the net, come to
the net and volley. Good job. Here we go. Hit that ball and get to the net and hit that
volley, alright. Ken you’re up now. Move up and hit that volley Ken. Good shot. Here we
go Darrin, hit that slice approach shot, come on up, good job and hit that volley, good
job. Alright Ken, come on up racket ready, move through that ball, okay. So that’s the
backhand slice approach shot. It gets you to the net and hopefully sets you up for a
nice winning volley.


  • Reply Oreoclan October 11, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Don't try to tilt the racket at all if you want to hit a REALLY good slice. You only open the racket face to dig a ball out, send up a defensive slice, or hit a defensive lob.

    You contact the ball a little in front of your shoulder, and come down on the ball and try to hit through it.

    And both of these guys suck. The old man has terrible footwork on the slice approach, both of them have lazy slices, and Darren doesn't hold the racket properly, but his footwork is better.

  • Reply Darksilver October 29, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    lol ol man river

  • Reply Mike Strater November 19, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    thats almost a weak baseline shot. most good short balls are like 3- 4 feet from the net.

  • Reply yawbuStaEsherF March 15, 2009 at 4:04 am


  • Reply Salah-Eddine Aydaoui January 19, 2010 at 7:58 pm


    For the fiiiirst time. I saw a guy who holds his racquet in the middle.

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