Advanced Techniques – Behind the Shoulder

You have played BailongBall for some time now and want to up your playing techniques? In this new series of videos, “Advanced Techniques – …”, we┬á show you …

  • … how to return a ball that requires you to stretch while maintaining your balance
  • … how to surprise your partner with a rather unusual return
  • … how to add some fun to your moves
  • … and more

For balls approaching you off to you right (if you are right handed) or off to your left (if you are left handed), it may be hard to position yourself in time for a forehand. Especially if it is a fast ball. A diagonal may work but only if the ball approaches you low. So how about balls, that reach you at about shoulder level? Try the following move:

Some tips:

  • to maintain your balance and to control the ball, keep both legs in place
  • keep both arms in a straight line, at shoulder level
  • move your upper body, not your arms or hands
  • to ease reception of the ball, adjust with your knees, not with you arms or hands

You just added a powerful move to your repertoire. And what is more – it feels great to play it ­čÖé

Xiaofei Sui
Bailongball Instructor

Mike Ritz
Bailongball Trainer

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