Tennis is my life , teach tennis is my full time job. I would like to share with you the basics of tennis in theory first and second in practice on court!!
What i call fundamentals is all actions or mouvements executed in order to realize a stroke ( base line, net, serve , return...). That fundamentals are mandatory for all players ( beginners to number 1 of the world ). It is my goal as a pro coach to teach you!
1) Ready Position
While holding the racket , is a dynamic , balancing position used before each strokes ( base line , net , return ). Very important ! Get back in ready position after each stroke completed .
2) Split Steps
The split steps help the player to begin a better reaction in order to organize his mouvement once he has detected the ball coming!
Important : Split steps is mandatory each time you have to execute a stroke.
3) Ball / Analyse
Just after the split steps and just before to organize the stroke you need to consider the ball with all the following 5 parameters : Direction - Speed - Hight - Effect - Lenght,
Once it is done you will be able to respond nicely to execute your stroke.
4) Stroke / Organisation
Preparation : Rotation of the upper body dissociate from the lower body. During rotation with the 2 hands grabing the racket , the racket is going backward with a small loop. Very important! the timing is : Early , Slowly
5) Swing Down
The Racket is continuing her way backward by going below the ball .
6) Contact Point
The racket is coming from back to forward adding the body weight transfer to meet the ball in the front with the racket face , line of the hip and shoulders parallel to the net.
7) Follow Throught
End of your stroke left side up right hand forehand or opposite side backhand with a looseness of the arm and getting back to the ready position.
Here is some general theorical bases , essential for your tennis ! Remember that theory is one thing but practice is the most important . I can' t wait to meet you on court to teach , improve and train your Tennis!!