Friday, December 9, 2016

Common Backhand Issues in Tennis


Attorney Aaron Denker presently acts as an underwriter for Lawyers Funding, LLC, in Philadelphia, where he has worked since 2014. He also practices law on a part-time basis. Aaron Denker enjoys staying active and is an avid tennis player.

Tennis takes practice and discipline to master. One aspect of tennis some players struggle with is the backhand.

Those who hit too long too often might be turning their racquets upward right before impact. To avoid this, they should grab the handle more tightly as they swing, preventing the turning of the wrist. They might also try tilting the face of the racquet down more on the backswing or hitting with more topspin.

Some people struggle with hitting into the net. Oftentimes this is a result of hitting too late. Meeting the ball further forward will elevate it higher.

A third common issue is hitting the ball farther right than intended. Usually this happens when the player is too close to the ball, which forces the arm to pull right as it swings. Players with this issue should attempt to lengthen their follow-through toward their intended target.

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