If you are going to be any good at tennis there are two major things that you really need to know. Once you have mastered these things you are looking at a much easier time trying to play. However, if you are not playing as well as you should be, going back and taking some lessons in improving your skills as well as technique may be necessary. The primary basis of tennis is to obviously bounce the ball back and forth across the center net, but actually ensuring that the ball goes where you want it to is going to involve some careful consideration to ensure that you are training yourself properly.
The first major thing you need to be aware of is you always need to be ready for the hit. This means you cannot turn around and wave to your best friend or blow your special honey a kiss while you wait for the ball to come to you. You need to focus on the ball and the exact location of the ball in relation to your racquet. If you look away, lose your concentration or just lose the ball then you are not going to have a very good hit. While not all hits need to be overly powerful it is important to ensure that you are making a conscious effort to get it over the net with each and every shot you take.
If you are not prepared to hit the ball either mentally or physically you are not going to play a good game at all. You are going to practically hand the game to your opponent. Ensuring that you are ready for the ball is not as difficult as you may think, but it is very much worth your time to ensure that you are prepped and ready to go. Never waste time looking around at the crowd or trying to adjust your hair or clothes, they can wait – just ensure you focus on the ball.
The second thing that you always need to keep in mind is follow through. If you are unsure about your follow through then you need to ensure that you practice it until you have it down cold. A good effective follow through is a great way to help minimize some of the inexperience that you may have with playing tennis. Of course the professionals are going to have a good follow through, but you can as well if you practice.
Some of the things to keep in mind is the exact manner in which you are holding the racquet. You also need to ensure that you rotate your shoulder correctly. Not only will this help you improve your follow through, it will also reduce your risk of injury and ensure that you are able to have the power that you need in your follow through to put the ball exactly where you want. You should also remember your stance. This is one of the times when your stance will be the most important.
A poorly executed stance will result in a horrible follow through almost each and every time. However, taking the time to finish up your follow through by keeping a good stance will go a very long way to ensure that your game is at top-notch level. Never be afraid to ask for help in your follow through if you need it.
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