Posted: 21 March 2006 at 10:04am | IP Logged
Fore hand....! ...
as soon as the player opposite hits the bal turn to the rite side (if rite handed) so that the left foot is facing net ....if left handed do opposite...! and keep ur racket low and bak ...then as the ball bounces hit it and try and get a top spin on the ball so u litterally jus skin the side of the baal as u hit it and that makes top spin therefore the ball will bounce faster and further away making it difficult for the opposition to hit!
Spin is simply a matter of the strings brushing against the ball. Without a brushing effect upward, downward, inward, or outward, what you'd get is a ball hit with no spin. For topspin the racket face is vertical against the ball at contact, that is straight up and down, and it brushes up because you're swinging low to high. But there exists great controversy in the teaching community regarding the delivery method to place the racket face vertically against the ball at contact.
make sure after hitting the ball u do follow thru....which is:
A follow through is verification of the type of shot made, and what follow throughs look like vary with the amount of time you had to swing forward, the amount of court you had in which to hit your shot, the amount of time you want your shot to take to reach your opponent, and the oomph you gave it.
As such, the endpoints of follow throughs vary, but there are three points to which all follow throughs should adhere. These three points are themselves flexible, as you'll see. The idea there's a certain height or length to all follow throughs ignores the simple facts the ball is ever-changing in speeds and heights against you, and you're placement on the court, hitting power, ball placement and depth are ever-changing as well.
exaggerated follow through
First, the racket face finishes above the hand (in height above the court surface, 8B6 above), and not finish below it per the photo on the right of the NBTA student. I've drawn two white lines to better see his racket face, which is well below his right hand. The racket edge does not need to point up directly to the sky, or stop at a predesignated height. That's exaggeration, and is reserved for little tykes needing to develop hand and wrist strength to control the swing, nothing more. When little tykes get used to it they immediately start learning adult technique.
The next two things go hand in hand. The harder you hit the ball, the better you become, the more the ball goes out. You adjust, either consciously or subconsciously, but the same two things occur besides changing your grip. Your follow through no longer stops (with the arm) extended out away from you body directly toward the net, the arm and racket start to come back to your body AND the racket faces down.
Not completely down as if looking, or facing straight down to the court by your feet, simply the racket face no longer finishes on a knife's edge, it tilts to your opposite side. And the arm bends back into your body, or recoils. Keeping your arm extended out away from you is entirely arbitrary and forced. No one throws a ball like that. It's both natural for the arm to recoil, and for tennis players this move withdraws power because the playing surface is so small. In baseball and golf, with their large fields, you hit the ball and e-x-tend while doing it. If you extended similarly for tennis, you'd hit it over the fence. More on this follows last in Part II at the end of this section.
The elbow and arm are kept in front of the body, and the height of the hand varies. The popular idea to follow through to your opposite ear to hear the ticking of your wristwatch on your forehand wrist compromises the contact value of what is an ever-changing ball in an every-changing situation.