Points from Our Pro – Tennis Tip #2

The Forehand – Once again the name of the game is consistency. And once again, one of the best ways to be more consistent is with topspin. With topspin you can hit the ball harder and deeper in the court, and give your opponent a difficult ball to hit.
Use a western or semi-western grip (like holding a frying pan) and swing from low to high. Your follow through should go over your opposite shoulder.

Backhand – You guessed it, get it in. This one’s a little trickier. One hand, two hand, slice, drive. Your skill level and type of backhand determine the extennis backhand techniqueact technique, but consistency is still the number one priority. 

Stephan Kirlew
Head Tennis Pro
Westport Swim & Tennis