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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Getting Your Tennis Grip Correctly

A.    Forehand Grip
For the forehand grip, place the forefinger knuckle anywhere on or between the third and fourth bevel of the handle.

B.     Backhand Grip
The correct grip, not strength, affects your ability to use a one-handed backhand. Place the forefinger knuckle on the top bevel for topspin and on the second bevel for backspin. Support the racquet by the throat with the other hand between shots.

C.     Two-Handed Backhand Grip
For the two-handed backhand grip, take the serve grip by placing your forefinger knuckle on the second bevel. Then place your other hand above it. 

That is how to get your tennis grip correctly.

Groundstrokes of Tennis

Groundstrokes of tennis are the basic shot you make once the point has begun.
Although these shots can be played from anywhere in the court, they are usually played from near the baseline and after the ball has bounced.

How you hold the racquet determines how you play the game, so practice your swing and getting your grip correct until you feel comfortable playing these groundstrokes.

• Shots on the forehand side are made with the swing arm moving alongside and away from the body before swinging forward to play the ball.

• Shots on the backhand side are made with the swing arm taking the racquet back across the front side of the body before swinging forward to play the ball.

Two-handed backhand players use combination of these swings.

Groundstrokes of Tennis is one of the best tennis technique to played.

The Basic Serve of Tennis

The basic serve of tennis starts every point in a match, and the server is considered to have an advantage.
This is partly because you have two changes to get your serve in, and partly because you can take your time to set up the shot and therefore put your opponents at a disadvantage.
They don’t know where you are going to place the shot and therefore have to react quickly. Practice to develop an accurate, reliable serve you can repeat over and over again.

A. Serve Prepare
Make the service grip by holding the racquet with your forefinger knuckle on the second bevel. You should be able to extend the racquet to form an almost straight line with your arm.

B. Serve it up
To begin the serve, stand just behind the baseline near the centre mark, and take a sideway position. Bounce the ball a few time in preparation to serve.

C. Take the shot
Toss the ball high and swing the racquet using a throwing motion, making contact with the ball at the top of your reach.

That is a beginning of the basic serve of tennis or you can read posting before about the basic rules of tennis.

Basic Rules of Tennis

Basic Rules of Tennis are needed for structure and to allow players to compete on an even basis. For most beginners the rules and system of scoring can seem a bit confusing at first, so learn them as soon as you can to get you started.


Rules of Serving

  • The serve must be played to the diagonal service box.
  • Each game starts on the deuce court, and then alternates from side to side with each point played. The server must stand behind the baseline and between the center mark and the singles sideline for singles or the outer sideline for doubles. The feet can not touch the line or the court before the ball is struck.
  • The server has two changes to get the serve inside the service box. When the serve is made the point begins. If the ball lands inside the box the point continue. If the serve misses, it is called a fault. Two faults are a double fault, which ends the point.
  • When the ball hits the net and lands inside the service box, it is called a let, and the serve is played again.

Rules for Returning

  • The receiver can position themselves anywhere, but ideally near the baseline and sideline on the diagonal side from the server.
  • The receiver must let the ball bounce inside the service box before playing the ball or the point is lost.
  • The receiver player must not deliberately distract the server.

It is the basic rules of tennis for beginner tennis player.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Technique of Holding the Racket (Grip) Perfectly

One of the major keys to play tennis well is the technique of holding the racket (grip) perfectly. There is various ways hold the racket, including the one-handed backhand / forehand and two handed backhand / forehand.

Hold the racket with one hand seems simple but if not done correctly, the results did not blow up. The trick is to place your palms at the end of the racket handle. And thumb in a diagonal position towards the bottom, opposite the rear grip. It would be better if the inside of your thumb, just touch the flat surface of the racket handle.

Hold the racket with two hands. This grip is more difficult than the one-handed grip. The easiest way to do one-handed grip is to hold the racket with a handshake style as comfortable as possible. In order to maximize the results, left hand holding the racket with a forehand grip technique, whereas the position of your left hand above his right hand to push the punch. But it’s depends on the habit.


Monday, May 24, 2010

Types of Tennis Players

According Ron White (UPSTA), there are two types of tennis players.

Type A

Type A players generally have good technique. Players love to play with this type of style or beauty. On the day they'd play with pretty, covering the entire field and closed the game with his best. These players have at least one type of deadly stroke.

However, Type A players have weaknesses in the mental. Sometimes when playing opponents who do not meet or match the surrounding conditions, such as the type of field or weather does not match, his game became chaotic, In conclusion, if these players are not comfortable playing with, then automatically the game into a mess and it looks from the language of his body or his emotions.
There are some names that could be classified into Type A, like Marat Safin, Goran Ivanisevic or Venus Williams.

Type B

Type B is the type of players who are more "intelligent" than type A. He has no technique is perfect, do not have a lethal weapon, but can read and adapt well in a game. Type B is usually looking for weaknesses or omissions in your opponent. They're like a wall that is very hard to be penetrated so that every ball that hit the opponent can always be restored properly. Consistency, patience and tactics are the capital in defeating his opponents.
This type of tennis pro is like Michael Chang, Lleyton Hewitt, or Martina Hingis.
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