The three primary shots in tennis are serve, groundstroke, and volley. Another underutilized shot is a lob. Many players don’t consider this shot when in play. A lob is a high arching shot best used when your opponent is at the net or when you are running out wide or going back toward the fence. A lob will buy you time to get back into position or will send your opponent racing for the ball hit behind them. The next time you are on the court practicing your serves, take a moment to drop hit the ball. Pretend someone is standing near the net and if that imaginary someone could touch your lob shot or not. Remember, this specialty shot (lob/lobbing) can be used offensively or defensively to get you out of trouble and put your opponent in trouble.
Continued weekly morning Ball Machine Class, as well weekly Sunday afternoon tennis social.
Ball Machine Class:
Monday through Friday, 7:30 to 9 a.m., and 9 to 10:30 a.m. The fee is only $20 for tennis members and $30 for non-members.
Sunday Social every Sunday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Play three quick rounds with other tennis lovers and pick up some new skills. Only $5 to participate.
RSVP to Coach Kwong at 480-759-2248 or KYoung@SLHOA3.com.
Annual Jason Morton Tennis Tournament, Feb. 25 to 28, 2021. Watch both local and out-of-town players competing in this yearly USTA-sanctioned tournament at the IronOaks tennis facility. Men and women will be competing in singles and doubles categories. The highlight will be an open division, where you will be sure to see some power hitting and smart shot tactics displayed from these “young guns.” So, pull up a chair and enjoy the tennis matches, as well our warm sunshine.