Slap Hitting

A quick way of moving a ball with accuracy and pace.

It has several advantages:

  1. You do not have to change your grip (although in some instances by doing so you get more power)
  2. Even bad slap hits can be effective
  3. They can used quickly under pressure
  4. They carry less risk for failure than a traditional hit


  1. Keep your hands apart for speed (or if you have time the close them up for more power)
  2. The backswing should be short and flat, with stick parallel to the ground (even scraping on the ground)
  3. Your shot has more chance of success as you have the majority of the shaft
  4. Keep the follow through low and your stick on the ground
  5. To lift the ball, angle the head of the stick upwards so slightly undercutting your shot
  6. If you want more power move your hands together at the top of the stick

1.Get Low

Position your body low to the ground for better control and stability.

Get Low

2.Body Position 

     2.1 Ensure the ball is in line with your front foot.

body position

     2.2 Keep the stick face closed to prevent the ball from bouncing up.

body position

3.Follow Through

Use your body weight and proper leg movement in your follow through. Shifting your weight from your right foot to your left foot, generating more power in your slap.

Follow Through

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