The drop shot is a great weapon used by many, many pros including the likes of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Marketa Vondrousova and Bianca Andreescu. The opponent rarely expects it, but it can be tricky to pull off.

The secret is to take the ball early on the rise with a short swing and feather down on the ball as it moves up. Also remember to be ready for the next shot instead of marveling at your handiwork.