The bandeja from scratch
How to hit the bandeja
This video explains one of the more difficult shots to learn: the bandeja. We start from a beginner level and illustrate the steps for learning the shots and what you should be looking to try and do with the ball.
The basic steps
- Turn your body early
- Racket back high and pointing up
- Move feet into position
- Contact in front
- Move back fast to the net
Like with most shots the key is the preparation, fast early movement gets you in a good position and then makes it easier to follow the rest of the tips.
This shot (above most of them) really does require practice. You cannot just expect to bring this into a match, because a lot of it is about confidence. Either practice on your own (as shown in the video) or ask a friend/coach to feed you balls.