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Sports Skills: Tennis

Serving Position

  • Align the feet parallel to the baseline with the front foot angled toward the net post.

Serving Swing

  • Swing the racquet up to make a 90 degree angle between the upper arm and forearm keeping good space between the racquet and the back.

Serve

  • Swing the racquet up to the ball in an over-arm throwing motion and make impact in front of the body with the arm almost fully extended.

Follow Through

  • The racquet decelerates as the body continues to move toward the direction of the target extended.

Forehand Grip

  • Place the racquet on the ground laying flat and then pick it up. This should align the base knuckle of your index finger and the heel pad of your hand on the third bevel of the grip.

Forehand Drive

  • Start in ready position with your feet shoulder width apart. Initiate the swing by turning the shoulders, create a circular shape on the backswing then swing forward low-high to hit the ball.

Backhand Grip

  • Start with forehand grip, turn racquet one-quarter of a turn left so the base knuckle of your index finger and the heel pad of your hand are on the top bevel. With your left hand use a left handed forehand grip to hold the racquet.

Backhand Drive

  • Start in ready position with your feet shoulder width apart. Initiate the swing by turning the shoulders, create a circular shape on the backswing then swing forward low-high to hit the ball.


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