How to hit ball?
how do you hold it? how to hit it consistently because most of the time i use too much strength and hit the tennis ball out
- put some back spin into it.01
- must be your grip, try a western grip.00
- Close Some racquet face. And kindly don't HIT the ball just Push it and finish the racquet over your left shoulder.(if u r a right handed player).
It will make a topsin and friction while ball travels towards your opponents court making it fell way within the lines. Adjust the face of a racquet as needed.01
- If you mean how to hold a racquet, then I have the answer. To hold a racquet, simply "shake hands" with the racquet, so this would make the side pointing towards the sky.
Also, if you want more consistency, an easy solution is either hitting the ball harder or adding spin to the tennis ball. Note: It varies on different people though.
When you hit the ball harder, the ball just naturally goes in for me. According to research a while ago, most people who try to hit the ball harder, naturally add a little spin to it.
If you want to go the direct route, just add spin to it, but instead of hitting it hard, this comes intentionally. To add top spin, just "shake hands" again, but with a little difference. When you shake hands, your arm goes up and down, but in tennis, hit the ball with a slight movement of the arm like a hand shake (BUT only "shake" it up with a slight down). In conclusion, to add spin, hit the ball, but add a movement of the arm like a handshake.
For the other type of spin, back spin, you do it kind of like the topspin. But instead, do the exact opposite of it (like a mirror).
In topspin, you go down to up, but in backspin, you go up to down. Both of these spins require a diagonal motion. For example, imagine a square and drawing a line from one corner to the other one diagonal from it.
TO conclude, you can hit it more consistently by either hitting it much harder to add natural spin or intentionally adding spin to the ball.01
- use a semi-western grip, swing up and through the ball finish with racquet head up high. this will give you top spin to control the ball into the court, the ball should go up higher over the net but dip down quickly into the court, bouncing up quickly pushing your opponents further and further back. this way, you can hit it as hard as you want once you have perfected your technique.
the following link is a picture of someone holding the racquet in a continental grip. http://www.tennisserver.com/turbo/images...
you should rotate your hand approximately 45 degrees around behind the racquet (to th opposite side of the ball).
Best of luck, hope this helps!00
- turn ur hand grip so it is turned more to the right like accelerating a motorcycle. then try following through, bend knees, pick up on the ball, finishing with ur arm almost wraping ur neck00
- Don't put backspin on the ball to try and get it in!!
Don't follow Mubashir K's advice either and try and "push" the ball in with topspin! You have to HIT the ball to get topspin on to make it go in the court...
Long smooth strokes using your shoulder and your whole body to hit the shots is the way to go...
Better yet, go and pay money for even just one hour long lesson and you'll learn more from a good coach than what you would EVER learn from the answers in here!!
(no matter how good the answer is, there is nothing like seeing and feeling what you have to do to hit a good tennis shot.)00
- First of all, keep your eyes on the ball until it hits the strings. Second, practice. Third, more practice. When you practice more, you will learn now to control the power of your shots by keeping them in place. But most importantly, keep your eyes on the ball. Good luck.00
- Try to hit the ball with more spin00
- The most important thing to know on any ground stroke is where your hitting zone is. Where you naturally strike the ball the hardest. To find this out just grip the raquet with whatever grip you use wether it's continental,eastern,semi eastern,western,etc. Then swing the raquet slowly in a rotating motion so your whole body gets into the swing then right at the point where your raquet,shoulder,and body line up together should be your hitting zone(generally right out to your side) and it'll be where you strike the ball the hardest because this is the point where your whole body meets the ball not just your arm. Once you've determined where your hitting zone is you should practice slowly and visualize hitting that spot on every shot rotating into the shot hitting through the shot making sure you make contact with the sweet spot(middle of the raquet head strings)and finishing above your left shoulder and vise versa if you're a lefty. I would practice this motion very slowly without the ball first until it is ingrained in you are becomes automatic, and it will. Just do it very slowly for about 10 or 12 minutes and your mind will pick up on it and it will be become automatic. Tennis is a fast sport so these motions need to be automatic because if you have to think about how to do it when you're playing you'll already be to late. Also do this same exercise on the back hand side. Your hitting zone on the backhand side should be just in front of your knee cap because this is where your shoulder,arm and raquet should meet the ball at the same time in your swing rotation,and make sure you step into it.
The reason why you are over hitting the tennis ball is because you're failing to pay attention to your hitting zone and you're striking the ball to late and you're trying to overcompensate for it by swinging harder. Once you start hitting the ball in your hitting zone you'll find that you won't have to swing as hard any more and it will be alot easier because you'll be hitting the ball with your whole body in the swing rotation not just your arm and you'll get alot more balls back as well.00