The overhead smash is used when an opponent attempts a lob and either executes it poorly or allows the player to read and adjust to it. This is a shot that if performed correctly should end the point. Using power, placement, or a combination of the two to do so.
Keeping this in consideration, how do you play overhead shot in tennis?
One may also ask, where should you aim overheads in tennis?
The solution is to always aim deep when you’re hitting an overhead and moving backwards. That will ensure that, even if your mind makes a small mistake in timing and you hit the ball at a slightly steeper angle, it will still end up in court.
Where should you aim overheads?
If you serve a ball that hits the top of the net before bouncing into the correct service box, it is called a let. You may take that serve again. If the ball hits the net and lands outside the correct service box, it’s a fault. A served ball hitting the post is also a fault.
In tennis, the goal of the lob shot is to hit a ball over the opponent who is in volley position. The lob can be both a defensive and offensive tactic. But it also can be very frustrating: too short, it helps your opponent shine with a free smash and gives him confidence.