FOOT WORK

The most common mistakes when moving to the ball are taking too many steps and not allowing the back leg to come through. Thus it’s best to try to minimize foot movements and to keep them as simple as possible.

THE SERVE

A tennis serve is a weapon only when the technique is correct. When the serve technique is not correct, then the serve is often more a liability than an asset. In order to learn correct tennis serve technique, simple serving tips won’t get you there. Instead you need to follow step-by-step progressions that build the service motion from the ground up.

FOREHAND

When you hit the tennis ball on your dominant side (your right-hand side if you are right-handed), you are hitting a forehand. The forehand is often the shot that every tennis player develops first, but this also means that players often develop bad habits early on their forehand side.



VOLLEYS

The tennis volley technique of the pros are graceful, powerful and effortless. The volley technique is a powerful motion when executed correctly. The swing shape of the tennis volley is simple, yet extremely effective which is why the top pros hit the tennis volley more often in today’s aggressive power game. A proper tennis volley technique will allow the tennis player to effectively hit the tennis volley with little to no effort. The swing shape of the volley technique is very simple, and almost no backswing is required.

DOUBLE HANDED BACKHAND

A great two-handed backhand starts with the perfect set-up. First, the grip: The most commonly used grips are the Continental for your dominant hand and an Eastern forehand grip for your non-dominant hand. As the ball arrives, split-step and then execute your unit turn. Your shoulders and your racquet will turn together. The leg closest to the incoming ball should step out a little as you turn, so you don’t close yourself off to the ball. You’ll need space to step into the shot.

SINGLE HAND BACKHAND

The one handed backhand requires that a player learn the proper tennis grip for the backhand. This is the backhand grip. The index knuckle of the dominant hand should be on the top bevel. This backhand grip will allow maximum power and spin and permit a player to fully achieve maximum benefit for the tennis backhand. A continental grip or a forehand grip for the one handed backhand will only inhibit the stroke. A advanced tennis backhand is hit with the backhand grip, because this is the grip that is most suitable for the stroke and allows the best leverage in the stroke to handle the various different balls.

Video links

There is a plethera of videos on the internet. Herewith a few that we can recommend. Starting with:

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Tennis resources

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