While I track all the Ernes and ATPs I hit in a year, the one lesser-known trick shot that I occasionally try to pull off is the Nasty Nelson.
If you aren’t familiar, this is when you hit your serve directly at the (unsuspecting) non-returning opponent. The hopes here is to catch them sleeping and have it drill them in the body. If you pull it off, the serving team wins the point. If you miss…you all laugh like crazy anyway, so I see it as a win-win.
Warkittens was getting the better of me in a game the other day, so I tried one on him. Not only did I execute it, but I also got it on video, so I tend to think this is one of those “lose the battle, win the war” type of moments.
See it yourself: