If you want to take your defensive game – and even offensive game – to the next level, learning how to hit sharp angles is very valuable.
Being able to hit sharp-angled cross-court forehands and backhands gives you a major advantage against net players. With such a shot in your arsenal, you can pass them with ease and shatter their net-approach tactic.
(This video example may be a little extreme but gets the point across)
(Also check out the point starting at 2:00)
On top of that, being able to hit this shot enables you to hit winners that you’ve never been able to really hit before. Even if you end up not hitting a winner with this shot, you can pull your opponent way off the court which will give you absolute dominance over the point from then on.
(Check out the point at 1:36)
As you can see, being able to hit sharp angles will definitely up your whole game, so I highly encourage that everyone makes an effort to practice this shot and eventually have it be a part of your arsenal. Go out on the court and give it a go!
Feel free to leave any questions; I will be glad to answer them!