Playing Tip: Hit In-Between, Split the Team

Here are three good reasons to place your shots in the center of your opponents’ court.

  1. The net is 2 inches shorter in the middle than at the posts (34 inches rather than 36 inches.) That gives you a two-inch advantage getting your ball over the net.
  2. It is more difficult for your opponents to hit a sharp angled shot from the center line area. Straight shots are usually returned as straight shots, easier for you to return again.
  3. Center shots add confusion to your opponents play. Who is going to take the shot? The most enthusiastic player will want it. The forehand should take it. The stronger player will want to get it. Each player thinks the other one has it. So many things can go wrong.

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