Practice the 6 Fundamental Tennis Strokes on our Community Court
Break out your new or old tennis racquet and get down the the community tennis courts at our Madison at Shoal Run apartments in Birmingham, AL to practice your technique. There are six basic tennis strokes and mastering each is the key to becoming an excellent tennis player.
The forehand is the first swing that everyone learns and is the most used swing in tennis. This stroke occurs when the ball comes to the side that your dominant hand is on and makes it such that your forearm is facing your opponent.
The back hand is just the opposite of the forehand. When the ball is coming to your non dominant hand and the backside of your forearm is facing your opponent, you must bring your racquet across your body resulting in a slightly weaker shot, but necessary nonetheless.
The serve is a shot that starts every point. It can be any way the server wishes, but most commonly it is an overhead shot from the baseline of the court. The ball is tossed in the air and the swing connects with the ball at its apex, resulting in an extremely fast shot that must land in the opposite court.
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