5 Types of Amazing Tennis Shots

Editorials News | Aug-08-2017

5 Types of Amazing Tennis Shots

A kind person once advised that one has to master the tennis shots to be a world best player. Each of these shots has variations that may be easy or tough depending on each player’s strengths and weaknesses.

Here are few important shots such as forehand, backhand, serve, volley, lob and drop shot. Each shot has a positive time. Also, the shots have to be played whether it is to win the point or simply to keep a rally going. 


Known as an easiest and probably the basic shot learned. This amazing form is made swinging the tennis racket across the body on the same side as the main hand which the racket is held.

Most tennis players use a single hand to hold the racquet for the forehand. However, some players use a two handed grip. Players like to use different styles of grips as per their style when executing the forehand. Some well-liked forehand grips contain the Western, the Eastern, and the Continental.


This form of the action is different, in fact opposite of the forehand. It is made by swinging the racket away from the body on the opposite side to the strong hand. Many players use a single hand to perform the backhand. However, there are many players that use a two-handed backhand.


As the name implies during this shot tennis players have no option to master, they have to be able to produce a service to commence a point. The serve is hit from behind the baseline and on one side of the court into the service box diagonally from the server. The tennis player usually throws the ball in the air and hits the ball at its maximum height in order to get the best angle possible.


The volley is an aggressive shot that is normally shaped to force the competitor back or to win a point. The shot is performed before the ball bounces and the idea is to return the ball before the opponent has time to adjust. The classic players’ master serve and volley, where a player will charge to the net and then volley the ball quickly back at their opponent. Half volley is another type of volley where the ball is hit on the rise after the ball bounces.

The Lob & Drop Shot

One of the difficult shot Lob is a tough technique to master as it is based on skills. It also includes quite a high degree of practice. The lob is a very high shot, it is usually played hit for two reasons such as to hit the tennis ball just out of reach of an opponent or to gain time to get back into position on the tennis court. On the other hands, Drop Shot is used when the opponent is at the rear of the court or out of position. The tennis ball is hit softly and just over the net to try and get it to bounce twice before the opponent can reach the ball.

These are the basic shots a player will commonly use in a game. There are many other trick shots that can be adapted into a player’s overall game.

By: Priyanka Negi

Content: Wikipedia

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