Ok, the backhand full drive, this is, we’re
virtually at the back wall. My goal is to hit the ball at the red line on the front
wall and get it to come back and get a rhythm going. So the key here is getting a good shoulder
turn so I can use my body strength to hit the ball versus just my arm. So if I’m at
the tee and I come back into the corner, I want to be able to hit the ball with a full
body turn. So what you do is you try to get a rhythm going so that’s what we’ll work on
here. So I’m just going to hit the ball. Racquet ready, racquet ready, now that’s a good shot.
So I caught the nick on that one so if you do that in a match you win a lot of points.
So I racquet ready, racquet ready, racquet ready, so now I can up the pace, racquet ready,
and that’s going to be tough. So that’s how you take it off the back wall. So this is
a really good basic drill. You’re just in the back corner, you’re learning to hit, you
can hit the ball hard, you can hit it high. So another way of working this drill is to
hit the ball slow and high. This is a very valuable shot. So when you’re under great
pressure, which a lot of times when you’re deep in the corner on your backhand, if you
don’t want to hit a boast you can hit the ball high and that will allow you to get back
to the tee. So working on your straight drive is hard, working on them with more loft, and
you’ll notice that in you matches you’ll be able to start executing these shots when you
need to do it.