Once you think you've finally got the hang of things it's time to change things up...
While players often hit the back shot at the same point as the foreshot, in line with the horse's shoulder, the proper point is far later. If you've ever found your backshot hitting the ground or even burrying the ball into the turf, this tip is for you!
The key? Start your stroke as the ball passes the point of the horse's shoulder and make contact with the ball at the bottom of your stroke's swing into to maximize your power and accuracy and will be easier on your arm!
Our Coach David Eldredge has over five decades of polo experience and National titles to prove his coaching will bring you success. He is also an honary certified polo instructor for assisting the USPA in developing the instructor program and is a USPA certified Umpire. After retiring from collegiate coaching with close to 1000 wins, Coach Eldredge helped to found Team Resolute to keep the sport of polo alive and bring young adults back on the polo field. He currently still plays professionally in the East Coast Circuit - Florida in the winter and the Northeast in the Summer.