The first important thing to learn is a simple tennis volley. Here are some steps to follow to get the right technique!
1. Grab ahold of the raquet handle and extend your arm out in front of you.
2. Turn the raquet vertically – so that when you look at it you see the metal rim, not the strings. Your grip on the handle should feel like you are shaking someone’s hand to meet them (but really you’re just shaking your raquet’s hand!).
1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, with your knees slightly bent.
2. If you’re right-handed and you hold the raquet with your right hand, then face the left side of your body toward your opponent. If you’re a lefty, just reverse it!
Now, use your new basic techniques and try to hit, or “volley,” a ball back and forth with a buddy! Keep your raquet in one hand and ball in the other. Then, bounce the ball on the ground and use a quick “push” motion to hit the ball just over the net and to your friend. See how many times you can hit the ball back ‘n forth! This is a great way to develop better control of the ball.
In a few days, we will post more tennis techniques to try.