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The Serve

Posted on Mar 21st, 2012
Right hand holding racquet with continental grip Left hand holding ball in fingertips Left foot pointing towards right net post Right foot pointing more towards right sideline Weight on left foot, arms loose As right arm drops the racquet below the waist for take-back, left tossing arm acts as a counterbalance by beginning toss As the left tossing ar…Read more

Backhand Slice

Posted on Mar 24th, 2012
Approach the shot by turning to the left so that your hips are squared up to the sideline forming a close stance with a continental grip Left hand is placed on the throat of the racquet for support Slowly take back the racquet at a height just above contact point Wrists should remain locked and racquet head should remain up Racquet face should be sligh…Read more

Backhand Volley

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2012
Ready position with continental grip, hips squared to net and wrists cocked back Left hand is placed on the throat of the racquet for support Step across the body with right foot towards the ball Do not swing the racquet or tilt it away from the net Right arm extends towards the ball and left hand acts as a counterbalance and releases the throat as if …Read more

Forehand Volley

Posted on Mar 7th, 2012
Ready position with continental grip, hips squared to net and wrists cocked back Step across the body with left foot towards the ball Left hand used as guide hand Do not swing the racquet or tilt it away from the net Contact ball out in front with the step forward Weight shifts on to left foot Keep the racquet head up and above the net If ball drops…Read more

Backhand Groundstroke

Posted on Apr 2nd, 2012
Two hands on racquet Right hand on bottom, left hand on top Shoulders squared up to sideline Take racquet back below the waste with left elbow touching the left side of body and right arm slightly bent Knees bent Step towards the net with right foot Act as if you are pushing open a door with the right side of your body Contact ball out in front of …Read more

Forehand Groundstroke - Open Stance

Posted on Apr 3rd, 2011
Hips squared to net Feet shoulders width apart Knees bent Weight starts out on right leg, toe pointing towards the sideline During racquet take back, hips and shoulders pivot to square up with right sideline keeping the left foot in place  Left arm is used as a guide hand on the right side of the body Racquet head drops below the waist As racqu…Read more

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