Tennis Tips | Tip 16: Using The Slice Backhand Approach Shot

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Tip 16: Using The Slice Backhand Approach Shot

With Wimbledon approaching you will see players looking to move into the net on a faster court surface. A good shot to use is the backhand slice approach as the ball will stay low making it difficult for your opponent to pass, setting you up for a finishing volley.

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Wrong – Racket is too low so you will not get underneath the ball and it will go to high giving your opponent more time.

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Correct – The racket is higher to come down on the ball to keep it lower over the net

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Tennis Tips | 8: Hitting a more aggressive slice backhand

Follow the weekly tennis tips by Totally Tennis Head Coach James McIntosh designed to improve your game.

Tip 8: Hitting a more aggressive slice backhand
Set up with the racket higher and take the ball early. Hit through the ball with good racket head speed. This will help you hit the ball deeper and with a lower flight path.

2018-04-24-PHOTO-00000071Wrong: Racket too low and elbow is tucked in to the body

2018-04-24-PHOTO-00000070Correct: Good set up with the racket higher

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TENNIS TIPS | 5. Using the Right Grip for the One Handed Backhand

Follow the weekly tennis tips by Totally Tennis Head Coach James McIntosh designed to improve your game.

Tip 5: Using the Right Grip for the One Handed Backhand

Make sure you bring your knuckles round towards the top of the grip when hitting a one handed backhand. This will help you keep a firmer wrist position on contact point. Also try to get your racket head dropping below the ball before you hit as this will help you hit up the back of the ball and create topspin.

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Wrong – Knuckles are under the grip

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Correct – Knuckles on top of the grip.

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