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Block the Slammers
 
Block shots allow you to reset/slow down the tempo of the point. Block shots are like jujitsu, the “gentle art” that allows a weaker opponent to gain advantage over a stronger opponent. Remember, when an opponent crushes the ball their balance is affected and they can often become vulnerable to an off-speed return.
  • Paddle, ready and held close to body.
  • Center of gravity low…but avoid dropping too low.
  • Push rather than swing.
  • Impact absorbs the energy and can also add slight backspin.
Video Link
Block Shot Drill