WHAT’S THE RIGHT SHOT!!
We’ve all asked that question and we’ve all been asked that question too! Often that question comes along the lines of should I clear or do something else. I advise when in doubt “Clear”, although I don’t always do that. I look to give the opponent the most trouble that I can, put the pressure on and keep it on or as Don Darwin says give the other guy a chance to make a mistake!
If you ask Don Darwin what shot is the right shot he’ll tell you “the shot you can make” and that’s true. You can explain the best right shot or some alternatives but there’s no since in you trying to do something you don’t do well or can’t do anyway. We’ve all sat on the other end and said “oh no” as the block is coming down the court, convinced our partner has made the wrong shot, only to have it work perfectly and the words that come out of our mouth is “great shot”, what do I know anyway.
When I’m having trouble executing shots I talk to Jack Grant, the best player in Zephyrhills and maybe the best ever in Zephyrhills, and he says keep it simple, shoot right at the blocks, nothing fancy and it works. I get back on track and the game begins to come back. I get in trouble because I’m trying to cut too many shots, maybe that happens to you too!
Earl Ball. 2006 07 20.