We have practiced drop shots over and over again. We have had partners that were ready to divorce us sometimes when our drops failed and the opponent at the net would slam our errant drop at our partner, and we have been that partner, getting slammed. Still, we’ve always believed in this shot and even today when the emphasis among the 5.5 and 6.0 set is to sometimes rocket a return past anybody’s ability to soften it, for the most part even the big folks use the drop extensively, if not always exclusively. There really is no safer shot to get you and your partner to the net where you can begin to play an even point.
Nonetheless it wasn’t easy for us to learn it. We eventually buckled down and went over to the Palm Creek courts in Casa Grande, AZ where we were staying and practiced and practised night after night under the lights. So slowly it came to us, as if in a dream. And we suppose that with that much practising, hitting literally hundreds upon hundreds of shots, we got pretty solid and we don’t tend to freeze up too much when trying to hit one, even in very competitive games.
We recently found, however, that there is now a better way for others to learn this vital shot. While we really wish we could have taken advantage of this approach, we can’t. But you can. The approach is encapsulated in one of the bootcamp seminars given by one of the best instructors anywhere, Prem Carnot. And whether you simply read his material and try to practice it, or get to a bootcamp for the very valuable coaching, he provides a roadmap that is far better and much more encouraging than going it alone.
Prem is just now introducing the first ebook in his new series that will focus on =each of the major topics that a player must be aware of – and without a lot of hype. Just the facts.
If you’d like to take a look at the first ebook in the new series, go here, and check it out with our compliments. http://pickleball.biz/skills/training/drop-shot/mastering-the-drop-shot/dropshot_chapter1_excerpt-1
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