Forehand And Backhand Tennis Tips

By Arno G. is a game room specialist & BASN Sports Writer
Updated: March 17, 2011

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Serena Williams

Serena Williams

Vienna, Austria—Tennis tips embrace techniques and areas that will improve your general and ground line approach. A player has to be in the correct mental and physical condition to play his “A” game all the time. Coming players focus on enhancing their all around game by mastering each of the skills outlined in this review.

The basic forehand should be a natural shot to hit. It should be one that you can rely on and regularly score points, especially against tough competition. Shots that you play from the ground line are called long shots and you have to follow a few techniques and moves in order to improve in this area. The grip that is used by most players first starting out is the Eastern forehand grip. Hold the racket as you would shake hands with it; with the top of the racket pointing to the net.

If you are just starting off with your first tennis lesson, you will have to learn the essential shots along with the ones that you will have to bring into your technique most often. Here, a player wants to look and observe the bounds of the ball and plan to hit it optimally with the racket. It is not so important to add power to the hits when you are first training, but instead to get control of how you hit the ball and in which direction you place it at your opponent´s field. You want to be prepared if you move to the ball and hit it with the racket. Standing position and also the exact moment when you hit the ball are both essential. Adding power should only be a matter when you can control direction and contact. A serious player has to train his skills to the point where he will automatically adjust each standing position for forehand and backhand techniques.

Once you have taken control over both your forehand and backhand, you will be in the position to move up with your game. These tennis tips work for everyone, regardless of age and skill level.

The reason why many players are stronger and better at forehand playing is because their muscles are bigger and stronger than for their backhand. However, if you train both techniques equally and put more effort into improving your backhand play, sooner than later you will get to a point where there will only be a slight, if any, difference between your forehand and backhand strength.

Even though most beginners start training with their forehand first, they also have to put practice into growing their backhand muscle. If the training is frequent and long enough, you won’t even need two hands for your backhand and can simply use one hand for this technique.

Tennis Tips Fact

The coach that you have during the early stages and years is important to improving your game. It´s not about if the shot is easier with two hands, but rather how you can enhance your backhand play right away. There are many skills necessary to work on both approaches, but by starting with training your muscles properly from the start you will grow to become a great player at a much faster pace. These tennis tips have proven to make it more difficult for one’s opponent during a match.