Coach CornerTechniquesHow to improve my short game (long and short push) with a multi ball robot
gabriel_lee asked 5 months ago

My country is going in and out of lockdown and so I practice with my butterfly amicus professional every day. It’s a great robot and practising footwork, big forehands, backhands loops and open ups are very straightforward, I can also do irregular drills with it. But I don’t have many multi-ball drills that help much with my short game, any ideas? 

1 Answers
Dan Academy Coach answered 5 months ago

Hi Gabriel

That’s great that you have the robot to practice with whilst in lockdown. I’m not sure of the capabilities of the robot but it should definitely be possible to get some good quality short game practice.

Some drills I would suggest are:

1 short backspin, followed by 1 long topspin – this simulates the return and 4th ball.

Just short backspin – Focus on moving in and out rather than staying close to the net. Imagine the next ball is going to be long. Then you will be able to practice moving in and recovering out.

1 touch, 1 flick – This often happens in a game where you receive short and the server retouches. Getting a strong flick on this next ball is a good way to gain the advantage in the rest of the rally.

I hope this helps and you are able to do these with your robot. Let us know how it goes.

Dan

gabriel_lee
replied 4 months ago

I can do all of these with my robot no problem, thanks for the drills 🙂

gabriel_lee
replied 4 months ago

I can do all of these with my robot no problem, thanks for the drills 🙂

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