you are playing tennis at the highest level, one
of the easiest ways to win a point is to give your
opponent a deep high lob.
of three things will happen. The first overhead
smash will probably go out. Then your opponent
will over compensate and hit the ball in the net.
Now on the third try the ball may be put away
in the court. In this scenario the lobber has
a 2:1 edge.
there is a way to hit an overhead that will never
go out or in the net - unless you mishit it.
secret is simple geometry. Instead of hitting
down at the ball use a hammer grip and swing your
racquet straight up towards the sky. Don't worry
the ball won't go out of the court nor can it
go in the net.
a hammer grip, if you swing your racquet straight
up towards the sky your reacquet head will be
at about 60 degree angle from the ground when
you contact the ball. At this angle every ball
hit from the net up to close to the service line
must go in the court.
trick is not to follow through but to stop dead
at the contact point. Once this principle has
been established then you can add the follow through
and hit with more pace.