24. Jun Oscar Oscar Wegner, play tennis, Tennis, tennis coach, tennis forehand, tennis instruction, tennis lessons, tennis player, tennis teacher, Tennis Tips, Uncategorized Slice it Down The slice backhand can force the opponent to become defensive. All you have to do is keep it low. First of all, address the ball by tracking it with the butt of your racquet, holding onto its throat with your non-playing hand. The racquet face should be fairly open, facing up to the sky. Let the ball come past your hand, close to it, and into the strings. Hit down on it, without any movement of your wrist, but using your back muscles to get your shoulder blades together. The hand should move downwards and across, as in baseball’s “safe” call, in an arc. In this process the racquet face will close towards a more vertical position, as necessary. Keep your wrist firm and unwavering. This is a key to keeping the ball low and to make it skid in your opponent’s court.* *For a complete description of this technique check out my DVD Tennis Into the Future: Modern Strokes. Oscar Wegner, TennisTeacher.com Tags Share Post navigation Previous Post Previous PostNext PostNext Post Comments (1) Lenny Schloss 30. Jun 13 7:28 am Reply Good points Oscar Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.