corner wires are the most difficult screen shots to play, especially
in the backhand corner. To play the corners best, a player must
be alert and ready to anticipate when the double wire shot may
be hit to them. In order to do this, the backcourt players must
pay close attention to the angle and depth of each of their
lobs. Based on this they can best plan ahead.
it is clear which opponent is hitting the overhead, closely
observe the angle at which they are aiming as well as the speed
and force of their overhead swing. This will help you to decide
how to start your first move.
the ball has landed on your side, move either into the side
screen or away from it, depending on whether it appears the
ball will hit side-to-back or back-to-side. If you have judged
it side-to-back, move more out of the corner and away from the
side screen. If the ball is heading toward the back screen,
move toward the side screen on an angle heading away from the
back screen. Do not follow the ball into the corner.
committing and moving into the proper position, you should be
turned sideways with your racquet down low near your knees.
The face of the racquet is completely open. Keep your feet moving
with little steps (not lunges) while anticipating where the
ball will begin to drop and eventually end up. Let the ball
play itself out before striking it. DO NOT RUSH YOUR SWING.
with your knees bent and paddle low, lift up under the ball
with a flat, open racquet face. Follow through straight up,
ending with the paddle well above your head. This will create
a high lob as well as follow through.
the ideal point of contact with the ball is between your knees
and waist. At contact point your hand and wrist are locked tight
to support the ball. During the swing, your arm and hips should
be coming up together to ensure a nice high lob.
hitting the ball, quickly recover and get back into the proper
ready position. Keep in mind that the goal is to hit a high
lob that will drift deep naturally rather than focusing on trying
to lob over your opponents' heads. For backhand corner wires,
feel free to use two hands on the racquet if you need additional