The cut effect and its tactical application in tennis
Sliding hit on tennis and its tactical sports application. As you know tennis is a sport of resources; it is what in the language of war is known as weapons. Each type of strike is a resource or a new weapon, and at the time of the game, it will not be enough to have a variety of blows but also to know how to choose the right moment to use each of those resources and thus be able to optimize its potential.
The cut or slice is an ideal when you want to play
The resource of which I want to speak to you about this opportunity is the one of the blow cut or also known as slice. It is a shock that provides an effect to the ball in which it is rotated on its axis towards you. In producing this effect, the ball has a downward trajectory and by the friction and rotation of the ball with the ground will cause the boat to be lower. With this type of hit you can get depth with a shallow boat although there are variants that will give you different depths, so your ball can bounce on various track progressions.
I want to clarify for those who are not familiar with this language so technical that when I speak in depth, I mean the distance that will be the place where you throw the ball that you have hit and the bottom line. Greater depth means your ball will bounce closer to your opponent’s bottom line.
The more significant effect cut smaller is the safety in that blow as your ball will pass to lower the height of the net. But at the same time, you can achieve greater depth in your shots with shallow height which is very uncomfortable for your rival.
It is quite curious
That blow that is considered defensive to its speed being smaller can do so much damage since its low height is going to force your opponent to strike almost always below its waist, for this reason, this blow can also be offensive and cause many problems to the rival.
We usually see that most players use this effect with backhand, volley and serve. Although it is also used a lot in approaching hits or upload to the network as well as the great drop shot printing some small variants that we will not address.
Knowing how to use this type of effect in your strokes is also an excellent resource to change the rhythm of the point, going from lifted to cut and vice versa.
I recommend using this type of effect in fast tracks where you will be able to maximize the impact that that cheap boat of the ball has on your rivals, something that would cost a little more to get on tracks of clay (clay) which are slower.