Tennis Game Improvement – Ground Strokes

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Tennis instructor Jimmy Nguyen Founder demonstrates the fundamentals of the ground strokes, both the forehand and the backhand.

    Jimmy Nguyen: Hi, Jimmy Nguyen here, Founder of Easy Tennis. Today, I am going to teach you how to improve your tennis game. In this segment, want to reinforce the fundamentals of the ground strokes, both the forehand and the backhand. With me today is Tiana(ph) and Walden(ph). You can see when they're rallying to each other, their proper form. You want to make sure that when the ball is approaching them, again to that early racket preparation as they're demonstrating back there. So you see the balls coming, you want to get into early racket preparation. As you're about to swing to the ball, you want to make sure to the point of contact, it's slightly in front of the body, not sideways, that's the key. You always want to make sure point of contact is in front and of course, the last component of the stroke, is to add that fall through and when you fall through, you want to make sure, as you fall through, that the elbows are fully extended around my shoulders, with my elbows pointing forward and vice versa for the backhand. With the backhand, you want to make sure early racket preparation and of course the point of contact should always be slightly in front of the body where they use a two-handed or a one-handed backhand. In our next segment, we're going to take a look at the difference between a one-handed backhand and a two-handed backhand.