Transferring skills from practice to matches can be difficult. A sound background of technical and tactical training prepares athletes for match situations. Incorporating matchlike situations into daily training, however, increases the likelihood that players will transfer skills from practices to matches.
Coaching Tennis Technical & Tactical Skills
The drop shot is a softly hit shot with backspin that falls onto the court just after clearing the net. It can be hit as an outright winner or to force an opponent to the net. This tactic is effective if the opponent is vulnerable at the net, or slow or out of condition.
Playing Tennis After 50 eBook
Three overall recommendations for selecting the right racket.
Do you know what your playing style is? Do you like to come to the net and put the ball away with a volley or overhead? Or are you the type of player who likes to outlast your opponent by never missing a ball? Or do you like to hit the ball hard from the baseline, trying to dictate points and go for winners?
For a tennis player, the shoulder is one of the most used (and sometimes overused) areas of the body. Typically, this makes it one of the most injured areas, especially in competitive tennis players.
Tennis Skills & Drills eBook
Strategies are plans that give a player a sense of purpose when on the tennis court and that build on the common patterns of play.
This drill is good for getting the feel of the backswing, whether one-handed or two-handed.
Think of the forehand as the foundation of your game. Build a strong base with your forehand, and it will support all of the other strokes.
Championship Tennis eBook
The overhead smash is a shot that puts fear in the hearts of most amateurs.
Tennis 4th Edition eBook
Intermediate and advanced players can use the full-swing serve (figure 3.6) to put the ball in play.
The glutes are vital for functional movement. Walking, standing up from a chair, climbing stairs, picking up objects off the floor, and carrying objects across the room all require properly functioning posterior chain musculature.