This practice routine is designed to help with:
· angled hoop running,
· the slight pull associated with gentle take-offs
· the five to seven yard roquet to the boundary ball
· the familiarisation of stalking the ball
The Angled Hoop stroke should be aligned as illustrated above. The right hand side of the mallet head, the right side of the ball and the inside of the right hoop wire should all be in line. If the stalk has been correctly adhered to then the mallet will arrive at the centre of the ball automatically. A very smooth stroke should be played, making the ball roll, not skidding at the hoop.