The slice backhand is a key part of any serious tennis player's arsenal. It can allow you to return a low-bouncing ball easily, facilitate an approach shot, return a ball more easily from a defensive position or prevent your opponent from getting into a rhythm by varying the pace of play.
While a good backhand slice has all the benefits above, a bad backhand slice can present an opponent with a slow ball in their strike zone that is easy to put away. For this reason, players should work hard on their slice backhand before using it regularly in matches. Since the slice backhand is almost always hit with the dominant hand, it can be particularly difficult to master for players who have a two-handed backhand. Here are some useful tips to help you create a dependable slice backhand.
Tennis coaches often like to say that repetition is the key to skill. This is rarely more true than with the backhand slice. However, the shot is an extremely important one in any good player's repertoire. If you keep practicing this shot, the results are worth it.