This is my trademark shot. It's sort of what I'm known for.
The reason I learned to hit angles was when I was younger, I lacked the power to go through people so I learned to go around them. This particular shot I learned from a savvy lefty named Russ who would play this incredibly soft, touch angle game that was devastating because his normal partner was a banger that hit everything hard. Russ's excuse was it was easier to hit soft, it was funny to him, and not too many people expected it. I love this short angle backhand shot because it's all about angle of attack. If you mad rush the net, it won't matter, the angle is so bad for you, all you're going to do is pop it up. If you catch it in the air, you'll pop it up. The only solution is to get it before it drops over the net--pretty impossible, or change you angle of attack and meet the ball later--which is very difficult. Overall, it's a hard shot to defend and so cool to hit.
- Gary Hi10spro Sakuma
- Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
- I have played for 25 years and coached for the last 17 years--certified United States Professional Tennis Association Professional One--worked for Punahou Schools-voted the #1 Sports School in the United States, as a Program Supervisor, in charge of coaching the High Performance Players as well as coordinating programs for K-12 and Tennis Pro Education.
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