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http://www.Top-Tennis-Training.com/ How To Hit The Perfect Tennis Serve In 5 Simple Steps. Top Tennis Training coach Simon Konov explains how to hit the perfect tennis serve in five simple steps. Step One - Using the ideal grip which is the continental grip. This is the same grip you should use for your forehand volley and backhand volley, your tennis overhead smash and your slice backhand. This grip allows you to use supination and pronation on your tennis serve. It also allows you to hit all the different types of serves and spin variations with the same grip, this includes the tennis slice serve, the tennis kick serve, the tennis flat serve and a mixture of all three. Step Two - A consistent ball toss that goes no higher than six inches above your contact point. The higher you toss the ball, the faster it will be travelling downwards when you try to make contact making it harder to hit in the sweetspot. However if you toss the ball just slightly higher or exactly to your ideal contact point, the ball will stop for a split second at the height of the toss so it's almost as if you are hitting a stationary object. The other main reason to keep your ball toss just around the contact point height is because the higher you toss the ball, the more out of control it gets, it's much easier to consistently toss the ball is the same zone if you toss it lower. Step Three - Reaching a good trophy position. A good trophy position is very similar to a good throwing position, the main difference is the tilt of the shoulders as are target is the contact point on the serve whereas with a throw it might be forwards. The characteristics of a good tennis serve trophy pose include the non hitting hand pointing upwards to the ball to help balance the body, the hitting arm in about a 90 degree angle and the tip of the racket pointing upwards towards the sky. If you can you will also have a good knee bend in this position, Step Four - Using pronation during the contact zone. By using the continental grip you allow the forearm, arm and shoulder to supinate prior to contact and start pronating during contact and completely pronate after contact. This is the ideal way to accelerate the tennis racket head during the contact zone. Step Five - Using a good follow through and finish to complete the service motion. For right handers a good indication would be the racket head finishing close to the left hip. This will allow the shoulder muscles to slow down in a natural relaxed way without stressing the shoulder or elbow joint.
http://www.Top-Tennis-Training.com/ How To Hit The Perfect Tennis Forehand In 5 Simple Steps. In this video Top Tennis Training coach Simon Konov will help you hit the perfect tennis forehand in five simple to follow steps. The tennis forehand can be complex as there are so many aspects to focus on. The grip lays the foundation for your swing path and the style of forehand you will be able to hit so it's crucial you find the correct grip to suit your game. We recommend using the semi western forehand grip as this allows for good levels of topspin but also the ability to flatten out the tennis forehand shot if you want to attack. Five Steps To The Perfect Forehand 1. Good Ready Position - Having a good ready position with the racket head higher than the grip level, holding the throat or grip with your non hitting hand and set up with the racket in the middle of your body will set you up perfectly for the rest of the stroke. Having a poor ready position will cost you valuable time and make the swing more complicated. 2. Unit Turn - As early as possible after you recognise the ball is coming to your forehand side, try to turn your upper body sideways onto the ball/net. This will be your left shoulder if you're a right handed player. This unit turn will help you prepare the racket into the back position without having to swing as much with your arm alone and also engage the core muscles to help you have the coil - uncoil motion of the trunk later in the stroke. 3. Good Power Position - Reaching a good power or back position with the racket head higher than the grip level will create good leverage in the racket and arm. The non hitting hand should be across the body helping you balance the upper body but also tracking the oncoming ball. 4. Racket Lag - Creating a good racket lag where the head of the racket lags behind the grip will give you that leverage over the ball that you need for extra power and control. This action should happen naturally without forcing the wrist to bend, it should happen as a result of the stroke mechanics but also by setting up in a good power position, you set the foundation for creating good racket lag on the tennis forehand. 5. Good Follow Through and Finish - A poor follow through and finish can destroy the stroke but also lead to injury. During the contact zone, you want the racket to be accelerating and not slowing down, unless you're absorbing power on the shot. For the most part you want the racket travelling through the contact point with good speed and you want to finish the follow through at the very end of the maximum swing path. A good finish will help the muscles relax in a natural way and reduce the risk of injury.
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Tom Allsopp analyses videos taken from coaching sessions over a 6 week period. Showing the unbelievable progress as Shreya's forehand improves dramatically. I hope this video helps players to improve their forehands and gives players, parents, and coaches a better understanding of how to acquire better results. tpatennis.com
Hey Guys! This time you will see part of a live class with Pedro who is a 3.0 player (compare to USTA rating) working so hard to get to the next level and be competitive at the 4.0 level. This video is just from some of the things we worked for his serve, but soon we will have uploaded all the strokes and his progression! Enjoy! FOLLOW HIS PROGRESSION!!
Matt: Left handed
JB: Right handed
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