Tennis Tips | Tip 36: Hitting With More Height Behind The Baseline

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Tip 36: Hitting With More Height Behind The Baseline

To get more height over the net make sure your racket is below the ball so you can hit up the back of it. This will help you to hit with more height when pushed behind the baseline and under pressure giving you more time to recover.

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Wrong: Racket too high

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Correct: Racket is below the ball so you can hit up the back of it.

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TENNIS TIPS | TIP 35: Keep Your Eye On The Ball

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Tip 35: Keep your eye on the ball

Keep your eye on the ball and and your head still when hitting the ball as this will help you to hit cleaner with a good contact point.

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Wrong: Head has moved even before hitting

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Correct: Head stayed still

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October in Pictures

Juniors Squads

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The Tennis Foundation Primary Schools Roadshow Open Weekend at the indoor centre

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Mini performance player Harry Dolman played in his first orange matchplay

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October Half Term at the Tennis Camps 

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Consolation winners medal for Harry Dolman

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Daniel Prickett won the 16 & U Boys Singles title in Southampton

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On-court training day for the coaches

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TENNIS TIPS | TIP 34: BE IN A GOOD READY POSITION

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Tip 34: Be In A Good Ready Position

Make sure you are ready with your racket up and in front of you. This will help your set up when preparing for your forehand.

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Wrong:  Racket down and not prepared

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Correct: Good ready position with racket in front

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TENNIS TIPS | TIP 33: Stepping In With The Left Foot On A Forehand Volley

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Tip 33: Stepping In With The Left Foot On A Forehand Volley

Make sure you step in with your left foot on your forehand volley. This will help you move forwards and make sure you get your contact point out in front of your body.

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TENNIS TIPS | TIP 32: Recovering After Hitting A Forehand Down The Line

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Tip 32: Recovering After Hitting A Forehand Down The Line

After you have hit a forehand down the line recover to the other side of the centre. You will then be covering the space on the court and be in the best place for your opponents return.

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Wrong: Recovered to the same side of the centre line

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Correct: Recovered further to the other side of the court

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TENNIS TIPS | TIP 31: Setting Up Your Racket For A Two-Handed Backhand

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Tip 31: Setting Up Your Racket For A Two-Handed Backhand

Turn your shoulders sideways and push the racket away from the body. This will help you create space away from the ball giving you a better contact point and will allow you to hit through the ball more.

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Wrong: Racket too near the body and wrong stance

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Correct: Shoulders turned sideways and racket pushed away from the body

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