occasionally playing the boast to move the ball back to front
right the opponent will be totally wrong footed. More importantly
is that he will now have to wait and see if you will play the
boast the next time, this time making the original straight drive
an even more effective shot.
Dodgy footwork limiting choice of shot. At the front right I was
playing every shot off the right foot, my only options were either
a difficult to control drop or very predictable crosscourt. (Most
of the lesson highlighted how difficult I found it not to play
the crosscourt in this scenario - and even when I felt I'd disguised
it well the coach was always standing waiting ready to slam it
to the left back corner or wrong foot me back to front right!)
As detailed in the dropshot lesson
make the effort to get
footwork right. In the front right corner play off the left foot;
this allows you to choose straight drop/straight drive/crosscourt
or even a crosscourt drive. If you are able to choose
to play a different shot from the same position, you have then
got a little more variety in your game and have become less predictable.
coach did pick out other things I was doing in the game to be
totally honest my head just got too puddled to remember the rest.
this lesson, I really wondered if I had actually learnt anything!
But with a few weeks of trying to apply the points above, rather
than just doing the headless chicken thing, I have started to
see what the coach was getting at.]