Former singles as well as doubles world’s #1 Martina Hingis (*1980 / SUI), who was able to hold both #1s for cumulative 27 weeks of her career, is an excellent net player, mainly in doubles. As such, she has, among other qualities, exceptional observation/anticipation skills, great positioning & mobility as well as excellent technique and feeling for the ball. Her doubles qualities brought Czech-Slovak born Martina, who was coached by her mother Melanie Molitor through her entire career, over 50 doubles tour titles, among them 11 Grand Slam doubles titles, and also 5 Grand Slam mixed titles. All as about in April 2017 and counting…
The great quality of Martina’s net game shows in her mostly optimal body energy integration into the strokes leading in most cases to rather calm, but dominant and well-controlled racket motion against the ball/target.
Below are some examples of Martina’s excellent doubles net skills as shown in action during the WTA 250K in Swiss Biel in April 2017. Here, Martina played on the side of Timea Bacsinszky (*89 / SUI) and they reached the finals:
This article covers merely some aspects of Martina Hingis’ the net game. More photos and information about her strokes/game and the net game, in general, are available upon request at drmgb11(at)gmail.com
Photos (April 2017) & text (May 2017) copyright by Dr. Martin G. Baroch. Any further publication of either photos or text with the written permission of the author/copyright holder only!!!