QUICK STROKE FIX GUIDE: TENNIS

Topspin Forehand

PROBLEM

Backswing too big

Grip problems

Late preparation

Need more power

Need more upper body rotation

Need to hit more cleanly

Need to learn topspin

Not getting under ball enough

Timing and rhythm problems

Too tense and tight

Topspin Backhand

PROBLEM

Backswing too big

Grip problems

Late preparation

Need to hit more cleanly

Not enough topspin

Not getting under ball enough

Timing and rhythm problems

Too tense and tight

Miscellaneous

PROBLEM

Hitting in the net too much

Needs more racquet speed

Not enough net clearance

Trouble making decisions

Poor targeting

Not moving w/ doubles partner

Slice Backhand

PROBLEM

Droopy wrist at finish

Grip problems

Lack of directional control

Need more racquet speed

Need to hit more cleanly

Swinging around too much

Serve

PROBLEM

Grip problems

Lack of spin

Need to hit more cleanly

Not extending to contact

Not loading enough in legs

Throwing motion needs work

Tight wrist at contact

Too tense and tight

Return of Serve

PROBLEM

Backswing too big

Grip problems

Need more return of serve practice

Need to hit more cleanly

Overhead

PROBLEM

Grip problems

Need to hit more cleanly

Not extending to contact

Not snapping at wrist

Trouble finding contact point

Movement

PROBLEM

First step too slow

Lack of acceleration

Not bending knees enough

Not closing in to volley

Recovery shuffle too low

Slow footwork

Split step not precise

Volley

PROBLEM

Grip problems

Need to hit more cleanly

Lack of directional control

Droopy wrist at finish

Backswing too big