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Mark s Eckenrode

 
By Mark s Eckenrode
Published on February 7, 2009
 
There are certain areas, where some tennis players have mastery while others loose their points. We will discuss about some techniques that will help you in playing better game.

There are certain areas, where some tennis players have mastery while others loose their points. We will discuss about some techniques that will help you in playing better game.

The first thing to remember is that you can make great offensive use of the footwork by getting into position to hit inside-forehand. The technique is followed by Federer, as he has a good backhand. Rafa also does it because of again having a good backhand.

Andy Roddick must learn to get into position for hitting inside-out forehands and cutting down total number of backhands to be hit. He still plays like a slow player, standing fairly even up, even in the middle of the court. Andy should stand on his backhand side for hitting foreheads up to ¾ to the left sideline. This will dare the opponent to hit on his forehead. Player must remember that, if he has much better forehand than backhand, he should learn to cut the total backhand hits by at least 1/3.

The spin on the ball decides the effectiveness of hitting a true inside-out forehand. If you hit a forehand from the center of the court towards the sideline on the same side, it is not surely to be an inside-out forehand. When we hit a true inside out forehand, it creates a spin making the ball bounce and slide away from the opponent.

Let's get a bit technical. When a player hits a typical stroke, it flights and bounces the curve in the direction of the follow-through. In this case, forehead usually moves from right to left and backhand moves from left to right. A normal forehand up the line will curl into the court.

If you want your opponent to run to that side, prefer that the ball goes the other way. This is a true inside-out forehand. If you want to hit a good one, get into the position quickly and catch the ball early, when its up high, swinging on the racket. In case of a follow through, the racket will pass in front of the face or over the head. It has an arc motion from waist high on the backswing to head high during the follow through.