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How to Handle High Balls in Tennis (Backhand and Forehand)


for most club players and juniors and pros hitting a high ball on the back end is a very difficult shot and today I want to show you in terms of technique and in terms of tactics how we need to handle the high ball whether one handed back end or two handed or forehand so here are few tips how to handle a high ball the most common mistake that players make on a high ball is that they want to hit it down so when you hit the ball down and the ball is shiny when you hit the ball down that ball will usually land short and it’s going to bounce right at the perfect context point of your opponents and then your opponent can create pressure and dictate the point so it looks something like this because many players actually figure out that hitting the ball down does not work for them then their only solution is actually to feed the ball back up that’s a short-term solution because it prevents your opponent from attacking but it doesn’t get you out of a high ball rally so your opponent is just going to keep hitting high to your back-end because your high ball is too slow and doesn’t create any pressure so it looks something like this so if you opt for a highball so returning highball with a highball then if you’re playing a relatively good opponent sooner or later you’re going to drop the ball short and they can take advantage of the rally so what is the best shot to play on high ball in my opinion the best shot to place to think horizontally so you’re not heating up you’re not hitting down but you just think about hitting the ball straight and let the gravity bring the ball down in a little bit of spin and that ball tends to land deep and he still has some speed so it creates a little bit of pressure on your opponent and that’s how you can feel the point from there so this was an example of how you hit a few deep shots with a straight ball eventually a forced a shorter ball and you can attack and finish the point so let’s see another example so you can use the same approach on the forehand side just think about when you’re hitting a high ball just think horizontal I will show a technical drill how to use the right technique but just think horizontal let the gravity take the ball deep and then you wait for the short ball so you can start building the point and hurting your opponent and eventually finishing the point who Shahid butchart okay so this was an example of hitting a horizontal ball still applying pressure and then taking the chance when you see a short ball so what is the technique of hitting a high ball is slightly different than hitting the ball at waist height and I’ve noticed in my experience that a lot of club players actually have a problem with the high ball in terms of technique so let me show you what’s the difference between a waist high shot and a high shot so I just want to show you the the main technical problem that players have and I think the problem lies in this that when you hit waist high the racket head is horizontal and so we’re used to having a horizontal racket head and then applying topspin by lifting on the ball what happens on the high ball is that if we try to do the same we have no more power and no more space to go really up high and so if I show you then it this looks like this so I’m trying to apply a horizontal racket head and I feel no power so I can just brush the ball a little bit but the back end is not really going so it’s similar for two-handed backhand if you want to hit if you want to hit with horizontal it’s going to look something like this and as you can see something is wrong it’s a little bit easier on the forehand because the wrist is more flexible this way so it’s actually a little easier to hold the racket horizontal and we can actually hit a high ball almost with the horizontal racket so the main difference in hitting a high ball is actually allowing the swing to take the natural path so when we’re hitting a normal back and let’s say I’m hitting the ball at this height then if I continue my swing then eventually the racket will be diagonal and eventually it’s going to be vertical and so if I just take my normal swing and hit the ball then I will hit the ball with a diagonal racket and it doesn’t matter you don’t have to apply a vertical topspin what may is that you brush the ball so on the high ball especially on the backhand side one-handed and two-handed we actually don’t spin forward we actually pull across and that still gives us power because we can pull with the shoulder this way or we pull we here with both shoulders this way so we still have power and we try to hit the ball more horizontal so here’s an example okay so I’m just pulling across when I’m getting a high ball let me show you in slow motion what I’m trying to do so I’m just allowing my swing to take natural like just natural swing and it just as you can see at this height the racket naturally is like this so this very awkward doesn’t feel good but this if I hold the racket like this just like my normal back end I’m just pulling across so here’s one more example here’s one more example okay you you you so another thing that’s very important in terms of technique is that you prepare fire most players are so used to hitting from low to high have that in mind and hitting with topspin that even though they get a high ball they still start very low and then they’re unable to hit horizontal so shy eat can you feed me one more high ball so their technique looks like this they go into their normal back end back swing they go out low and as soon as they get low and then they have to approach the ball that’s high the racket is going up high there so they will always hit a high ball and so you need to actually become conscious for a while maybe to prepare the same height as the ball as the incoming ball so I’m preparing my backhand higher and I’m just pulling across horizontal and then I can actually do it it’s actually easier on the forehand side but again I’ve seen many players that are so used to dropping the racket that even though they get a high ball so I’ll show from this side so they get a high ball they still go here then they pull up and all they can produce is another high ball because the racket has this path so in order to hit the ball you need to prepare a kit same height and then just pull across ok one more so I’m preparing high and I pull more across and that allows me to hit the horizontal ball which still creates pressure but it’s not too risky so a good exercise to feel this technique of how to handle high balls is to actually do this on the fence and you need to keep two things in mind the first one is high preparation and the second one is pulling across so rather than hitting up on the ball which you can do when the ball is waist high on a high ball you actually have to think more pulling across so Shahid is with me again today to demonstrate and what asks sure he to do is on the forehand side just to feel that the hand goes high so rather than high and then drop low high and stay high and then you come to the net and then try and feel that you pull across so just drive you sure he is oh yes you can also ask the player to look at their hand because oftentimes the feeling deceives them so they think their hand is high but it’s actually not so you can do this look at your hand so you come to the racket and pull across okay so the same on the backhand side so you prepare your back end and instead of dropping down you just go same height and then try and feel that you’re pulling across yes on the fence exactly okay so on one hand I will demonstrates on one hand so if this is my usual swing so my hand goes down in this case I try and feel that I prepare higher and I just come to the ball and I pull across the fence is a good thing because it gives you a little bit resistance so you can feel that you actually have to use these muscles here on the back end and here on the forehand I mean to hand it back end to actually pull across the ball so try these tips and let me know how it goes

David Frank

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100 COMMENTS

  1. John Sommerstein Posted on January 12, 2017 at 2:59 am

    As many others have commented, your teaching videos are great: succinct; understandable; logical and accessible. Congratulations on really excelling at your craft.

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  2. Erin Byrne Posted on March 29, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    So great and helpful, thank you!!!

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  3. COSTAS HADJICOSTAS Posted on April 8, 2017 at 8:07 am

    PERFECT !!!

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  4. Negan Grimes Posted on May 4, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Your clips are ALWAYS helpful for me(and im sure for a lot ppl too). You can have ADs, but could you change to another, but not the ugly bigmouth guy from daily tennis lesson? Very annoying in every beginning of your own clips xD

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  5. John L Posted on May 16, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    When I first saw this I was like "Who's Roger?". Eventually I figured out it was the one and only GOAT Swiss Maestro XD

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  6. ian s Posted on May 29, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Very good instructions this one. The high ball on my backhand has always been a problem. I will be using your tips for sure. Thanks for your video.

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  7. Dejon Posted on May 31, 2017 at 3:24 am

    Video is nice.. but you dont address what I feel is the most important part of attacking this shot and thats the foot work.. Do you do semi open or closed.. do you approach with your left foot behind that ball.. if youre righty.. or do you load with your left foot and jump into the ball..

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  8. Ram Balakrishna Posted on June 5, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    To me hitting high slow balls is a nightmare. I would have hit a good fast forehand and opponent scrambles and gives back slow high ball. I just mess it up and hit it out or to the net. Anyways, I will definitely try this out..Thanks!! Coach

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  9. Beeastman123 Posted on June 17, 2017 at 5:46 am

    Shaheed is a badass!

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  10. PepeNoFear Posted on June 22, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Thanks a lot!

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  11. Robert Sutherland Posted on June 23, 2017 at 9:45 am

    In my opinion the key is the angle between the forearm and the racquet head. The racquet head can be turned down or up almost vertically. What should not be disturbed is the angle between the forearm and the racquet head. Otherwise the grip sets the angle between forearm and racquet and more or less stays there. Study Shaheed's forearm and racquet position and I think you'll find you're idea of starting high and swinging horizontally is making him lose the forearm and racquet relationship. I can smash balls at any height with this concept. It's just a matter of accepting that the racquet head does not always have to face horizontally. It's the forearm,wrist, and racquet relation that have to remain.
    On the backhand I prefer 2 hands for high balls. I use a little golf technique and wait until the ball is almost at the racquet and then allow the wrist to kick in for about a foot before the shot and a foot after the shot. It's pretty much standard technique with a little wrist kick to add power. I can nail double handed backhands over 100 mph with this extra kick of power. Another thing on high forehands is the shoulder has to come forward more into the shot. Jelena Ostapenko…the young woman that won the 2017 French open is an expert at hitting high balls with power.

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  12. Gb liow Posted on June 24, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    very nice teaching! is this taken in singapore ?

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  13. seraphicness Posted on July 14, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    Another thing is the difference in waist and leg position. It gets very very tiring not to be able to use gravity to help. A one handed backhand with a slightly heavier racket – prostaff 6.0, those high balls really wear you out. Look at the difference in his waist as he takes the higher ball. For shorter guys, no choice. I used to win a set, but then without a lot of conditioning, I lose the stamina with those high balls to backhand side, and then luckily I could slice effectively.

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  14. David Kumar Posted on July 15, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    When your opponent hits hit topspin shots to your back near the baseline…

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  15. L. Gyger Posted on July 20, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    "High ball"? These balls weren't even over head level, you buddy's shots were way too short and this is hard court you're playing on, so you don't ever need to hit high balls. You can just take the ball early. Sure, that requires a good footwork and athleticism. But let's be honest, the key to hit high balls is to be physically strong.
    There are three options:
    1. Take right off the bounce, which can be risky (on clay) because of bad bounces.
    2. Hit it way behind the baseline, which puts you into a defensive position.
    3. Take it early to be able to hit it at shoulder level or below.

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  16. wksoh Posted on July 28, 2017 at 3:14 am

    Great Video! An instructor that actually hits the ball instead of asking good students to execute. I learnt a lot from this…

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  17. Carl Rennie Posted on August 8, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Shaheed's a badass

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  18. Andrew Lee Posted on August 18, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    This was filmed at Kallang tennis centre Singapore?

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  19. Some 1 Posted on August 29, 2017 at 6:35 am

    Great video. Let's not forget we can also slice it down (esp. on the back hand side), which is highly effective too. There is nothing wrong with moonballing the opponent back, as long as you are dealing with a pusher. Could you please tell where is this shot?

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  20. Trabisu Scarboro Posted on September 1, 2017 at 7:47 am

    With this instruction plus learning to step in a bit cured my fear of the high ball to the backhand.

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  21. How to make ?????? Posted on September 2, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Hell no 😈

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  22. meitoli Posted on September 6, 2017 at 5:46 am

    great video thanks!

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  23. Eli Newall Posted on September 9, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Thanks this is really helpful! I realise what I am doing wrong with my forehand now, because of my racquet path which is always starting low, I end up just lobbing the ball back like you said

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  24. Ikramuddin Zwane Posted on September 12, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Too excellent. You know your stuff. Thank you for all the videos.

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  25. SeeSaw444 Posted on September 14, 2017 at 8:35 am

    As always excellent information on tennis techniques. I was aware of the horizontal portion of the follow through when hitting the high ball but I wasn't conscious of the need to angle your racquet diagonally which is a more natural motion once adapted. Many thanks!

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  26. alienation Posted on September 16, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    thank you for teaching us so much, i just had an operation so i cant play but im watching a lot of your videos so when i get back to play i can put them in practice, i always have problems with high balls in my backhand so i hope this helps

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  27. Bil Truffle Posted on September 26, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Federer in 2017 started using this technique against the heavy topspin forehand of Nadal….and it works perfectly!

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  28. Matheus Felipe Posted on November 10, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Thanks for this video, I really have this problem when the ball comes higher and almost always I can't handle and I end up lose the point.

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  29. R J Posted on November 17, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    I always do a nice slice whenever I get a high ball on my back hand. It works like a charm.

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  30. Augustus Johnston Posted on November 25, 2017 at 9:10 am

    This is great teaching, I saw a video from a different teacher who said to still go low to high on the high ball. That’s incorrect for the reason Feel Tennis said .
    It’s a different stroke than the low to high for the low ball. Keep your racket high, and it’s almost like an overhead except you swing at around shoulder level, maybe a little lower, maybe a little higher. If you keep your racket high, you’ll start hoping your opponent hits high, so you can drill it. If the ball does come in low, you can always adjust to the low to high swing. But always keep your racket high.

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  31. jeff Jeffersons Posted on January 9, 2018 at 1:42 am

    Thank You Coach but on all my High Ball I do a Michael Jordan Leap leading into a 360 Power Blast forehand and backhand Power Drive Dunk over the net it always works The Fed should try this against Nadal who hurts him always

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  32. Ian Stevens Posted on February 8, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    Love all your videos. Such a great teacher with great tips I can take to the court. Thanks a lot!

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  33. Claudio Prado Posted on February 16, 2018 at 2:30 am

    Congratulations a very useful tip easy to understand. Keep it up.

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  34. Hambone Posted on February 16, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    Another great video. Thanks!

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  35. goggle boy Posted on March 18, 2018 at 1:35 am

    Oh yeah good point on coming across letting your arm swing naturally up. I've found focussing on keeping a loose fluid arm is key for the high super spinny balls. Alot of people tense up on high balls losing all power

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  36. Jacob Kapusta Posted on April 10, 2018 at 12:39 am

    I want to know what to do when your opponent hits a very high Lob and comes to the net and hits a volley

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  37. hrabmv Posted on April 11, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    omg this is the solution to all my problems.other coaches just repeat the same .here u get real solution

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  38. Incorruptus Posted on May 7, 2018 at 6:47 am

    Lol that's excellent! And indeed it happens when you return a high ball high. I try to indeed horizontally feed the ball back with extra spin to diffuse and mostly from that position I advance to the net to secure the next shot on an open area. It also happens that one plays over my head but since of the diffusing by the horizontal ball – I mostly either still save the shot or see it go behind the base line and out. The horizontal shots I mostly place direct to the body or in a empty part of the opponent's field. I tend to want to make sure to make the opponent at least run for the return shot in order to keep safety on my advance to the net.

    Yet now I like to see what happens if I keep my position like you at the base line. I doubt that will go faster…than advancing after diffusing, but let's see 😀 What I think also works is when you don't exactly horizontally play the ball, but play it a slight corner downwards…mostly what happens when you hand it overspin is that the ball will descent fast than bounces and has a way lower bounce track, where most players also advanced ones will miss that ball since of the low need to return it correctly, that is where the high balls mostly come from, so in that case I advise to keep position on the baseline.

    Mostly these tactics keep me out of trouble. I wonder what you think? Thank you so much for these tips!

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  39. Idk Bro Posted on May 13, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    i thought you said "one-handed, two-handed, or four-handed"

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  40. V Fox Posted on May 26, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    great lessons and tips , can you focus more for 2 handed backhand , it will be easier for many gyus to transform for real game, but again ,you have best lessons on youtube. Thanks

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  41. IndieRockGuitar Posted on June 3, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    It took me three years trying different techniques. Took 11 min watching this video to figure it out. My weakness no longer

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  42. Yiming Zhang Posted on June 11, 2018 at 6:38 am

    Hitting "diagonal" at contact of high ball. Great tip!

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  43. Random Tennis Videos Posted on August 3, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    Sir do you have tips on how to return heavy spin on the groundstrokes of the enemy?

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  44. Dharu Kusuma Hady Posted on September 13, 2018 at 5:30 am

    I always has a big problem to hit high bouncing ball deep on my baseline. Too late to move my body back, too late to swing the racket. And I’m a short guy too (163 CM). Ugh!

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  45. Cheffren Posted on October 2, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    I have a question. I lack power in my tennis so what can I do to compensate that problem?

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  46. 光头强 Posted on October 3, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Can’t afford a coach now I’m watching your video

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  47. jordan kilpatrick Posted on October 8, 2018 at 1:42 am

    whats the strings b/c they sound so crisp

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  48. pierre LONGUET Posted on October 19, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    The other option would be to be called Roger Federer in order to don't give a damn about topspin and take the ball as it has yet to reach a high contact point. That's the "I make half-volley while I'm on the baseline" technique. Then again, you would have to be Federer. But it's feasable on any level of play if one's have a proper technique. You just have to refuse to take a step back and be naturally an agressive player.

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  49. Mahdi Nouroozi Posted on October 23, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Hi there coach. There is a thing that i wanted to ask you is that does making your muscles as hard as a rock in every step of shots helps you or not?

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  50. Dania Zhu Posted on November 4, 2018 at 6:29 am

    Thanks so much for the video, its helpful for us to prepare the strategy and explains why the high-high or high-Low is not good. very good video

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  51. Dania Zhu Posted on November 4, 2018 at 6:35 am

    Hi Thomas, I cannot find how to msg u in community page so type here, can u make videos for our short sized women that are not tall, not much strong muscle especially in arm or waist, so how to play against male players who often taller or stronger in muscles? thanks in advance

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  52. Cheeky Nham Posted on November 5, 2018 at 7:18 am

    Shaheed don't like it! Rock the Casbar! Rock the Casbar!

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  53. john bravo Posted on November 25, 2018 at 7:37 am

    which place do you teach?

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  54. Jonathan Chen Posted on December 10, 2018 at 12:02 am

    Great video, I needed this. Been wanting to know how to handle high balls

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  55. Arnaud Schaer Posted on December 20, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    thank you, I'm so failling at high balls right now, it's exactly like you describe it :). Now I know how to improve that !

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  56. Kofi A Posted on January 12, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Don't tell Vladimir

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  57. All-u-can Kitti Chan Posted on February 10, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    Finally a video that shows how to deal with high balls when I have to use my backhand. I've been struggling how to come up with decent set up to deal with these kinds of shots lately.

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  58. iamnotfernando Posted on February 12, 2019 at 5:57 am

    Great thing to practice if you are working on this shot, in the real world remember to turn your shoulders and move your feet. Probably gonna slice some and hit some on the rise too. Many ways to handle a high ball. Should learn them all.

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  59. Johnny Guitare Posted on February 17, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    Excellent advice. Those are the Kallang tennis courts, right?

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  60. Rafael Cury Posted on February 24, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Almost exactly the way a teach, but I do add some more general information about the shot…

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  61. JorgeAndresCoppiano. Posted on March 8, 2019 at 4:57 am

    Hello Tomaz! After watching your video this became the best way to handle high balls to me. Definitely gives you lots of control. However I’ve understood that it’s different to hit a high fh downwards with no pace nor spin, than to hit it down with pace. Maybe saying downwards, to you, sound like giving a short ball to the opponent. But not really. Nadal puts away high balls downward, with lots of pace and spin. Roger as well. Both do the next, but Rafa is the one who does it the most. He tilts his torso to his bh side. Higher take back. High contact point. Downward finish. What do you think of that technique? Cheers!

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  62. Pedro Koury Posted on March 8, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Makes sense! I will try that on court maybe today. Why not today? 🙂 Thanks for your videos; you're the best teacher/instructor on Youtube

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  63. ImaHippyBurning Posted on March 11, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    When a high ball comes to your dominant side hit a side spin shot from 3-9 o'clock for righty or 9-3 o'clock for a lefty – Swing across your body like a windshield wiper. Very tough shot for someone to recognize and get back when you hit it deep. Works like a champ!

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  64. Billy London Posted on March 21, 2019 at 4:16 am

    How should I practice a one handed backhand?

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  65. POKER PESADO Posted on March 21, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    Excellent 👏🏼 i always returned with another high ball😂🤦🏻‍♂️…try to attack more

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  66. Satya Shree Posted on March 22, 2019 at 3:50 am

    Oh yeah that's true. You're voice sounds like Novak

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  67. Tomas Santillan Posted on March 23, 2019 at 2:55 am

    I´M SO GLAD TO FIND YOU, YOUR VIDEO HELP ME A LOT THANKS
    TOMAS SANTILLAN FROM MWXICO

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  68. Tom Cooper Posted on March 30, 2019 at 2:43 am

    What grip? Angle of swing? You don't explain this.

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  69. volleymaster2 Posted on March 31, 2019 at 1:35 am

    Nice video. Thank you

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  70. Eric Alexander Posted on April 1, 2019 at 3:45 am

    Nice video. I like the plentiful demonstrations, it helped something click that I hadn't been getting before about pulling across the ball with the same stroke. I needed ammo against the pushers who highball me until I hit a UE.

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  71. Tennis Love Posted on April 4, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Can u make a video for wall practice?

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  72. ayman1035 Posted on April 15, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    Very helpful, Thanks a lot

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  73. Lucas Fernandes Lima Posted on April 28, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Shaheed can you feed me one more high ball

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  74. C Davis Posted on May 21, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    This guys is spot on accurate. I developed this same technique over many years – but wish I had this video and I could have saved a lot of time learning.

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  75. robby debeuf Posted on June 1, 2019 at 6:13 am

    try slicing

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  76. Jannabi Kansa banik Posted on June 5, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    You are doing sooo good workout….😀this is too good teachings of you😋

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  77. gameshelper1000 Posted on June 10, 2019 at 8:15 am

    Top work!

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  78. Fuzz Head Posted on June 17, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Another great tutorial, thank you Tomaz you're a fantastic coach!

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  79. Wally Friend Posted on June 25, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    I have tried this and it seems to go long at the baseline. if you take a few steps back then its fine. However with short high balls, you can''t be aggressive and still have to slice.

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  80. Chris Quidlat Posted on July 2, 2019 at 7:57 am

    How about hitting a high ball like Mary Pierce on the forehand where you’re kinda like slapping at it sideways inside out?

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  81. Elq Posted on July 15, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    one handed or two handed or four handed 😀

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  82. James Reid VanVoris Posted on July 21, 2019 at 12:06 am

    oldie but a goodie. no one else explain how to handle these high balls as effectively. you are #1.

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  83. shahed saffari Posted on July 24, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    Jose Maurinho is actually pretty good at tennis!

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  84. Saadon Aksah Posted on July 27, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    nice one!

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  85. antoine munier Posted on July 29, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    As always, you give here some great tips. Thanks a lot Tomaz!

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  86. smashu2 Posted on July 30, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    So this actually create more a side spin ball than a top spin ball like 60% side spin 40% top spin or 66% 33% interesting so its probably a good Idea to hit inside out if possible to maximize the effect of the spin and pull out the opponent wide…

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  87. Reine Antonio Posted on August 3, 2019 at 4:03 am

    May I ask what grip you use for your backhand?

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  88. Alex Smoove Posted on August 10, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    i’m still struggling hitting high balls with a western grip. often times the ball goes in the net or barely goes over. any advice?

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  89. ReservoirThing Posted on August 12, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    the main point is to think horizontally and let the gravity do the job

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  90. TheAmbRollEignsGuy Posted on August 12, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    I thought I was watching Novak Djokovic for a sec

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  91. chess brillance Posted on August 17, 2019 at 11:48 am

    The guy is not feeding you true high balls. Can you make a special video on deep high balls. Those are very anoying even with forhand.

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  92. Will Doyle Posted on August 26, 2019 at 12:45 am

    I've been dying (dying I say!) to fix this stroke on the FH side (BH is good). and the realization to prepare high and finish high and hit across the ball is paradigm shifting. I was for sure trying to hit in the bad examples (low to high and hitting up on a high ball). when i watch your videos – there's always a huge AH-Ha moment. THANK YOU GREATLY!

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  93. Peter Posted on September 13, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    Thanks for the video, Novak Djokovic

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  94. MrGhirbo Posted on September 23, 2019 at 10:18 am

    vs high balls best shot to play is to hit the ball straight horizontal (not to get the ball going up or down ) and let the gravity take it down with a little bit of spin.
    Benefit is our ball goes deep ,forcing opponent to a short ball we can attack.
    To hit a horizontal ball u want to prepare rocket high at chest level and pull across (not from down to up)

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  95. Jin Jin Posted on September 29, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Great instruction on high ball. High preparation is the key to hitting effective ball against incoming high ball

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