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!!

The Fundamentals

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!!

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