Hitting on the rise means taking the ball farther forward and earlier, as it's coming up off the bounce. This requires precise positioning and timing, but it offers a few major advantages:
- You give your opponent less time to react to your shot.
- You meet the ball before it gets above your comfort and power zone.
- You cut off your opponent's angles earlier so you don't have as far to run.
The grip used here is the most common two-handed combination
, with the left hand in an Eastern forehand position and the right Continental. Note the current court position roughly six feet behind the baseline.