Tennis swing

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The tennis swing is one of the most basic things to learn when playing tennis. The correct swing will give you two benefits: one, you’ll be able to direct where you want the ball to land; and two, you’ll be able to put the right amount of power in your stroke. http://www.jeffsalzensteintennis.com

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Tennis swing

  1. 1. The Tennis Swing: How To Perform A Perfect Stroke <br />The tennis swing is one of the most basic things to learn when playing tennis. The correct swing will give you two benefits: one, you’ll be able to direct where you want the ball to land; and two, you’ll be able to put the right amount of power in your stroke.<br /> <br />
  2. 2. Performing the Swing  These six steps are fundamental in performing a basic tennis swing:<br />Step 1: <br />Stand Just Behind The Baseline. The first step in performing a tennis swing is to position yourself a few feet behind the baseline so that you can begin hitting forehands and backhands.<br /> <br />
  3. 3. Step 2: Get Your Stance Right. Position your feet so that they are slightly wider than shoulder width so that you have a solid base. Make sure your heels are slightly off the ground so that you can be ready to move in any direction. Step 3: Set Your Grip. Start with your basic grip which is a semi western grip for the forehand., the grip that will make it easiest to create topspin, control and effortless power. You will use your non dominant hand to move this grip for the backhand.<br />
  4. 4. Step 4: Make The 1st Move. After establishing the correct semi western grip for the forehand, initiate the swing by turning your shoulders without turning your hips as much. This is very important to create coil so that you can create great power with ease. Pull your non dominant arm across your body and pretend you are holding a ball between your arms just before you separate your hands.. Make sure the racquet tip is above your head so that you can make a nice continuous loop when you make the swing.<br />
  5. 5. Step 5: And Finally, The Swing! To provide a powerful blow with your tennis swing,step into the ball by getting onto your front foot. Swing the racquet to the contact point and keep your head at contact when you hit the ball. The racquet face will be slightly closed so that you can impart topspin on the ball. Make your tennis swing as smooth as possible.<br />
  6. 6. Step 6: Concentrate On Keeping Your Head At Contact. After you perform your tennis swing, still keep your head at contact to ensure that you get a clean hit on the ball. If you look up too early you may risk mis hitting the ball and losing control of your shot. <br />
  7. 7. Timing<br />Timing is an essential factor in mastering your tennis swing. It determines the rhythm of your shots, the smoothness of your strokes and gracefulness of your executed techniques. The power that you exert on the ball will be best manifested when you have mastered this timing <br /> <br />A simple exercise that you can do in order to perfect your timing is just a matter of counting 1-2.<br />Here is how the exercise goes:<br />1. Let another person send the ball to your side of the net.<br />2. When the ball bounces on the court, count “1!”<br />3. When you initiate your swing and make contact with the ball (preferably at waist height), say “2!”<br />When you count 1-2 in rhythm your timing will improve on your forehand and backhand.<br />
  8. 8. Author<br />Jeff Salzenstein is a former ATP Top 100 player and USTA High Performance Coach and provides “online tennis lessons Find out how you can learn great < online tennis lessons from him at Jeff Salzenstein Tennis.<br />For more information visit:-<br />http://www.jeffsalzensteintennis.com<br />

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