Passing shot

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Rafa Nadal slicing (2009). Nadal is an expert in passing shots; they are an important part of his playing style. The slice is a very effective way to make a passing shot from running.

A passing shot is a forceful shot, as in tennis or handball, that travels to one side out of the reach of one's opponent.[1] In tennis, this shot is mostly used when one's opponent is running to the net or if he is at the net already.

Options are:

  • to make a lob that opponent cannot reach;
  • to shoot (forehand, backhand) or slice to a place that is unreachable for one's opponent.

ATP players[edit]

Some of notable tennis players skilled in passing shots are:

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Free Dictionary. Houghton Mifflin. 1991 http://www.thefreedictionary.com/passing+shot |url= missing title (help). Retrieved 8 July 2010.