Improve your Overhead

Overheads are commonly called smashes. This is a term many coaches rarely use as it teaches people to try and wallop the ball. An overhead is a shot a professional tennis player makes with high success in a tennis match, but a club player routinely misses. Here are a few hints and tips to help improve your overhead:

Keep your alternate hand up high

Use your alternate hand to track the ball when it is up in the air.

This also helps keep your shoulder high to stop you collapsing on the stroke

Contact point nice and high

When you contact the ball, you need to be fully extending to the ball and contacting as high as you can

Pick a space and hit to it!

When the ball goes up in the air, choose an area that you want to hit the ball to and then stick with it, don’t be put off by your opponents. You can aim at your opponent’s weaker side, or you can hit it to the side you feel most comfortable with.

These are three basic tips you can use to help improve your overheads and get ahead in your matches!

Good luck!!!


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