View Full Version : Win the point with a cross court shot

06-05-2009, 02:56 AM
Hi everyone...

this is one of the academy groundstroke training missions, advance mission 3.

Just can't get one cross court shot, don't know what happen, isin't cross court shot when you hit a ball on the left/right side of the court and the point ends on the other right/left side?

Also Tim seems to take every shot to the very center of the court, so maybe there is my mistake, maybe you can clear it out for me.

06-05-2009, 05:43 AM
What you described is the cross court shot indeed, but you not only have to hit it, but to win the point with it.

Easiest method is when he serves to your forehand, you can cross it back for a point 50% of the time. If not, just let him win the point and you get the next serve.

Alternatively, do the rally with him, but use straight slices next to the sideline (to the same side you are on). He will return it more often to a place where you can hit cross courts from for a point. He has a tendency to return topspins to the middle, thats why its better to use the slice.

Shy Knee
06-05-2009, 09:38 AM
Very easy if you move up towards the net and do cross court volleys.