Neutral Stance Forehand Today, there are two main types of forehands the neutral stance forehand which is traditional and the open stance forehand which is more modern. Both types of forehands are utilized amongst the professional players today and both can be effective at all levels of play. Which Forehand Stance is Best? Tennis teaching professionals […]
Tennis Technique and Instruction - Free Online Tennis Lessons
These free online tennis lessons are here to provide you with candid instruction on technique and movement so that you can put it into practice.
With online video tennis lessons it has never been easier to find resources on tennis technique and footwork. Video instruction is the next best option to learning tennis in person. However, online tennis instruction has one major flaw compared to on court instruction. That is, a tennis coach must be able to see what you are doing in order to provide you with specific feedback.
Steps to Learning Tennis Technique
Learning a new tennis technique is dependent on receiving accurate information and then playing while putting it into practice. Understanding how to hit the ball intellectually can happen fairly quickly, however it takes your body thousands of repetitions before techniques and movements become habitual and smooth.
It takes the body time to learn new skills. Some people adapt and coordinate movements more quickly than others but it still takes time. So, when you are putting these free tennis lessons into practice, for the best results, focus on the process and be patient.
Tennis Technique Guides
Learning tennis technique can be daunting. Below I've listed out essential guides that will help you get started and that will be updated regularly.
- Grips: Measuring Your Grip Size & System For Finding All Tennis Grips
- Footwork: Ultimate Tennis Footwork Guide
- Forehand Groundstroke: Neutral Stance & Open Stance
- Backhand Groundstroke: Options and Keys to Success, Two-Handed Backhand & Backhand Slice
- Approach Shot: How to Hit an Effective Approach Shot
- Volleys: Forehand Volley & Backhand Volley
- Return of Serve: How to Hit a Return of Serve
- Overhead: Tennis Overhead Smash & Scissor-Kick Overhead
- Serve: Tennis Serve Technique & Fundamentals
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Tennis Backhand Volley This article explains the differences in the tennis backhand volley compared to the forehand volley. Please refer back to the prior tennis volley posts to review the volley technique if you haven’t already. Tennis Backhand Volley: Non-Dominant Hand The tennis backhand volley is very similar to the forehand volley with a few slight […]
Tennis Return of Serve: Importance The tennis return of serve is the second most important shot in tennis behind the serve. The first shot you hit in half the games you play will be the return of serve. Most players would be satisfied neutralizing their opponents serve with their return. Others have developed their return […]
Tennis Overhead Smash The tennis overhead smash is one of the most explosive strokes in the game. At the professional level the overhead typically results in either a winner or their opponent barely getting a racquet on the ball. Pete Sampras put his flare on the overhead smash in the 90s by leaping into the […]
Tennis Serve Technique & Fundamentals The tennis serve technique is the most important stroke in the game because in order to start a point you need to hit the serve successfully in the court. Just like a pitcher in baseball can pitch no hitters, the server in tennis can also dictate play and win points with the serve […]
Tennis Approach Shot: Introduction The tennis approach shot is utilized to transition from the baseline up to net. Generally a player approaches to the net on a ball that lands around the service line or shorter, or if they recognize that their opponent is out of position and is likely to provide a weak ball as […]
Tennis Backhand Slice The tennis backhand slice can be effectively utilized in numerous scenarios however the stroke is often underutilized. Tennis players utilize the slice to buy themselves more time to recover back to the center of the court, keep the ball low for their opponent, and as a change of pace during a rally. […]
Tennis Two-Handed Backhand The two-handed backhand groundstroke is one of my favorite shots in tennis although I find it takes more energy to hit. Due to having both hands on the racquet your footwork needs to be on point, otherwise it can feel overwhelming. Check out the prior post titled Tennis Backhand Groundstroke Ultimate Guide to catch […]