Are You a Right Side
or Left Side Player?
Making the marginal gains that influence matches is dependent on understanding whether you are a right side player or a left side player. In this article we will show how to use a simple test to determine this based on the shot assessments you have already done from the first article. (Click Here.)
But first let's look at another factor that is fundamental to this: how crosscourt diagonals affect shot percentages. These diagonals include inside out forehands which are hit on a diagonal similar to the backhand crosscourt.
One obvious reason for hitting crosscourt is the height of the net is lower in the middle. Another reason is the diagonal length of a crosscourt shot is longer than a straight shot down the line, creating more space between you and the opponent's baseline.