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Step 4: Backhand Stroke

The backhand stroke is when the ball is on the opposite side of you. It is the opposite of the forehand.

There are two types of back hands. There is the two-handed back hand, which is the first picture below. There is also the one handed back hand which are primarily the same thing, except you are using different amounts of hands.

The backhand in tennis is a stroke hit by swinging the racquet away from one's body in the direction of where the player wants the ball to go. For a right-handed player, a backhand begins on the left side of his body, continues across his body as contact is made with the ball, and ends on the right side of his body. It can be either a one-handed or a two-handed stroke.

The backhand is generally considered more difficult to master than the forehand. Because the dominant hand "pulls" into the shot, instead of pushing, the backhand generally lacks the power and consistency of a forehand. Beginner and club-level players often have difficulty hitting a backhand and junior players often have trouble because they are not strong enough to hit it. Even many advanced players have a significantly better forehand than backhand, and there are many strategies based on exploiting this weakness.
<p>I personally love HEAD as a racket selection since Djokovic (best tennis player) uses it and it's really nice with a good balance. I've been playing since 4 and proud to say I've been in a few tournaments. I recommend playing this sport because they give CRAZY scholarships to those who play. (and it's actually fun)</p>
<p>Great instructions JKnight for learning how to play tennis. I think I could add to it. When purchasing a tennis racket make sure you are fitted for the proper grip size to prevent injury and optimize performance. Also, having a dynamic warm up routine and stretch prior to play is key. For more on these tips I will write up an article tonight. You can get the perspective for kids or beginners depending on what you want.</p><p>Cheers!</p><p>Randy</p><p><a href="http://www.smarttenniskids.com/" rel="nofollow">http://www.smarttenniskids.com/</a> or <a href="http://www.smarttennisbeginners.com/" rel="nofollow">http://www.smarttennisbeginners.com/</a></p>
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<p>Thank you. This will help my son.</p>
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<p>Tennis <br> games can last from a few minutes to several minutes depending on how <br>competitive the players are and how many points are played. It takes a <br>minimum of four points to play out a game. In order to win a game, you <br>must win by at least two points.</p><p>Praveen</p><p>http://acetennisacademy.in/</p>
<p>Tennis <br> games can last from a few minutes to several minutes depending on how <br>competitive the players are and how many points are played. It takes a <br>minimum of four points to play out a game. In order to win a game, you <br>must win by at least two points.</p><p>Praveen</p><p>http://acetennisacademy.in/</p>
<p>Tennis <br> games can last from a few minutes to several minutes depending on how <br>competitive the players are and how many points are played. It takes a <br>minimum of four points to play out a game. In order to win a game, you <br>must win by at least two points.</p><p>Praveen</p><p>http://acetennisacademy.in/</p>
do you have recommendation for a Brand of raquet like WILSON or PRINCE? <br />which brand is better to use?
I wouldnt give a particular recommendation because all these brands have very good starter rackets if you are new to the sport. In sports retailers they normally have diferrent sections of rackets for different skill levels, so a beginner section then an intermediate section then an advanced section. I would suggest either looking online or going to your nearest sports shop.
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Yea a great overview of how to play tennis, I think a extra page on tactics and strategies for beginners to advanced would have been nice.<br> <br> It always good to mention how to set up the points with your strengths and the serve combinations to predict where the ball is coming. Serve combination is also a great way to deal with pressure as you have a set plan ready. (Serve out wide, the return will go cross court 75% of the time, to your forehand) So you can be ready for that! Along with other tactics such as always hitting down the line when you come into the net so as not to give your opponent angles for a passing shot. Here's a sampler at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.how-2-tennis.com">http://www.how-2-tennis.com</a><br> <br> As Flea rightly mentioned as well, the footwork is another vital element! But I wouldn't say the open stance is always best. In todays game you need both. The closed for approach shots (as it disguises where your hitting, and allows you to move up to the ball quicker) and the open for baseline (as you recover laterally quicker)<br> <br> Either way great information!<br> All the best
Thanks....I'm trying to get as much information about tennis.........my son (6yrs) is a begginer and is under coaching
One major thing you forgot to mention is the stance. The older variety is the closed stance where you stand with your feet parellel to the net. You would basicly be looking down the baseline. Many players now use the open stance. Your toes would be pointed at the net and your power foot is usually slightly closer to the net. This is the stance I use and it came natural to me. There are many advantages to using the open stance. Here's a little cuttie pastie from <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.tennisserver.com/Mills-tip/Mills-tip_00_11.html">tennisserver.com</a><br/><br/><em>Immediate recovery.</em><br/>It forces your back hip to turn to into the ball allowing you to hit with your legs.<br/>It minimizes how far you can take your racket back.<br/>It is easier to change direction after hitting the ball.<br/>It is easier to return balls hit near or at you, for example, serves hit into your body. <em></em><br/><br/>I'm not sure when the open stance started or who started it, but I've been using it since the early 90's. It's probably not recommended for most beginners, but it's something that should be taught and as you get better, you'll find yourself using the open stance more often.<br/>
yeah. open helps you to hit farther. my tennis teacher told me that.
&nbsp;No.... that is not the point of open stance :) Open stance helps you get more power, yes but also can help get a lot more spin which would bring the ball in... Just as a a note ;)
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I hope this helps you for next week Janetta! Study this site diligently! I look forward to collecting on our bet!
this site is cool cuz it helpd me a lot with tennes me and my dad can play tenes now
ya i love tennis i've been playin for 6 years and i love it i think alot of other people should play i also think tennis should be a loved sport like foot ball
Thank you for your site. In order to gain perfection it should propose a service photo and a clock scheme with the 5 grips : 11h eastern, 0h continental, 1h hammer, 3h western, & 4h semi-western. Best regards, homonym-list.com
Hey, really nice one man. I'm just starting out with a few friends and this is really going to help.
well i am a beginer and i wish i would have looked at this sooner because i just went out and bought a $75 racket and its pretty big and heavy but i also think this may be a good thing because i do have a nasty backhand because i have a lot of power
It was interesting......
k i will get on that as soon as posible and make shore i get good info

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