Tennis: Lob at Your Shadow on Sunny Days

Pat Aitken

Teach your students this simple trick and give them a sneaky advantage on sunny days.

Sunny Day Trick
When it's sunny, the lob becomes especially deadly if the opponent has to watch for the ball as it comes out of the sun.

Your players can place the ball in the sun by aiming their lobs in the direction of their own shadow.

1. Jamie Andrews, The Ultimate Tennis Success Formula: A Fast Track Formula for Winning More & Improving Your Tennis Game [Kindle Edition], Amazon Digital Services, Inc., 2012.
2. Jim McLennan (USPTA), “Let your shadow guide your lob.” Tennis, May 1988.

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