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Winning shots

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What is a winning shot?

When you have gained a big enough advantage in the rally, it’s time to start looking for ways to win.

This may mean that you change your choice of shot, or that you alter the nuances of your shots to make them more aggressive.

Winning the rally at the net

Net kills are your main shot for finishing a rally at the net, but you can also play tight spinning net shots.

Winning the rally with a smash

Smashes are the most common winning shot, especially in men’s singles.

Winning the rally with movement pressure

Often you can win simply by increasing the movement pressure on your opponent.