It is the 4th week for the term which means for the S class beginners we review our shots and include the serve. I'd like to share some of the few tips we used in todays video which outlines a few important points about mechanics, preparation, position, and footwork in our tennis shots.
EMPHASIS ON SPACE BETWEEN ELBOW AND BODY BACKHAND SIDE
With the backhand in this video we emphasised on the space between our body and ball particularly our elbow position. Without following through we tried to moving our racket head towards the net as much as possible to get the elbow and arm moving away from our body.
EMPHASIS ON SPACE BETWEEN ELBOW AND BODY ON FOREHAND SIDE
Similar with the forehand allowing space between the elbow and arm for ease of swing making sure to get the racket away from the body towards the target.
VOLLEY: SPLIT STEP & FOOTWORK
The volley today we emphasised on the initial split step and into our footwork.
Racket in 'ready position.' The split step is just a slight hop off the ground with both feet. Timing the split is the important part watching when the opponent just before making contact with the ball. The footwork we emphasised on stepping out diagonally with the racket then stepping forward with the opposite leg.
SMASH: TROPHY POSITION NON DOMINANT HAND POSITION
EXTERNAL ROTATION OF SHOULDER ON SERVE WITH SHORTER GRIP
1/2 SERVE FROM THE BASELINE USING FULL LENGTH OF RACKET
We had a very fun lesson today ending with doubles champion challenger with serve. When playing point in this class, using the softer stage 1 compression ball is ideal for keeping the points fun! Stay tuned for more advice in the near future!