Tennis stroke technique

Memorize the important tennis strokes

Tennis stroke technique

At the latest as soon as you have acquired the right tennis equipment, it’s time to play tennis.

In the beginning it is especially important to internalize the right technique. Because if you learn it wrong at the beginning, it is much more difficult to unlearn or relearn it later. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you start your tennis career with a tennis coach.

First you learn the forehand and backhand technique. Even without being able to play another tennis stroke, you can now play tennis balls back and forth over the net with your playing partner. The forehand is traditionally hit one-handed with your strong hand while the backhand can be played one-handed or two-handed.

By learning to volley, which means playing the tennis ball directly out of the air without bouncing, you can already advance to the net and play volleys. Volleys are played or blocked one-handed on the forehand and backhand side.

The serve is the most difficult hurdle for many tennis beginners, because learning the movement is a real challenge in terms of coordination. But we can reassure you, because you will also master this stroke with the right technique and training.

The smash, which is similar to the serve, completes the repertoire of your basic tennis strokes.

In addition, you can learn many variations of individual tennis strokes. A lob, for example, is nothing more than a forehand or backhand stroke played at a slightly higher level. We have shown you many other strokes for corresponding moves. These include, for example, the return, the attacking ball or the popular tweener, a shot through the legs – you don’t need to put the tweener on your second training session, you can wait a few more hours.

In the following, we will explain the correct grip, backswing, movement and swing for the different strokes and give you a few tips along the way.

Have fun and success learning the right stroke technique on the tennis court.

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