One of the longest ongoing debates in tennis is the debate between the single handed backhand and the double handed backhand – which is actually the better stroke to use? To put it into perspective, this debate will probably live on forever as both backhands have their own pros and cons.
Many times I’m down at the courts and I see players practising their Ground Strokes, Volleys and Serves but neglecting to practise their Return of Serve. When playing matches your first priority is to hold your serve but if your Return Game is poor, you will never get a look in on your opponent’s serve and the best result for you can hope for is being taken to a tie-break
Everyone who has played tennis either recreationally or professionally knows the importance of having a solid backhand. The backhand is much harder to master than a forehand owing to the technical abilities that are required to perfect a backhand. This takes years of hard work and practice and does not happen overnight.
The Forehand Volley is technically the easiest shot in the game to learn yet I constantly see players in clubland “overplaying” the shot by adding unnecessary elements to the stroke. In this article, we will go through three easy, yet essential tips to follow when playing a Forehand Volley. Follow these and your confidence when at the net will improve dramatically.
A Double Handed Backhand is the most common of the two Backhands for people to begin learning the game with. Having two hands on the racquet provides more support for the player and the swing path is often a lot easier to learn than a Single Handed Backhand.
I often see people who are new to tennis getting caught up in trying to nail every aspect of the stroke they are learning. More often than not this leads to frustration and none of those aspects ever really improving. Whenever I’m teaching the Forehand I’ll always refer back to these 4 Essential tips to help my player move forward in their development.