Yesterday I was out and about trying to hit a little just to get some tennis on. I ran into a beginner level player at the Local Tennis court Larry Bell Park at Fairground and South Marietta PKWY in the City of Marietta. The Guys' Name is Bickens. And When I was hitting with him in the storm winds I notice a timing habit that beginner players all share.
When I teach a Beginner or a beginner tennis class, I force and Control Timing and Preparation for the beginners. I do so because the learning curve in the beginning is very volatile and may cause many bad habits or technique.
the Learning Curve that all beginners share is Called " Delay ". " Delay " is the late reaction to the ball that causes a late reaction. this delay is Diminished only through preparation, practice and experience. There is no other way around it. So if you are a beginner tennis player and your instructor is only talking about technique, Fire him. Find a wall and hit. you will do better there. I will ad more later. Let me know what you think about this thanks All.
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My tendency while rallying seems to be that I get to the ball in plenty of time, I start the swing early and have to quickly reach out to make contact with the ball or suddenly decelerate. I come from a table tennis background where the pace is much quicker, so I guess it's a timing thing I have to correct. One of the great help in getting the table tennis timing correctly is for me to start the back swing as soon as the ball leaves the other player's blade, and start the forward swing as soon as the ball bounces on my side. Of course, this doesn't work for tennis. Is there any such similar rhythmic cue that I should watch out for in tennis?
One of the great help in getting the table tennis timing correctly is for me to start the back swing as soon as the ball leaves the other player's blade, and start the forward swing as soon as the ball bounces on my side. Of course, this doesn't work for tennis. Is there any such similar rhythmic cue that I should watch out for in tennis?
Believe me or not its the exact Same thing. Preparation is a skill ready to hit while waiting.the sooner you get the racquet back the better and the less of a delay you will have.
But on a side not you have just improved my Table Tennis GAme.
OK the difference is in tennis( not ping pong ) you dont really have the time, the ball is moving around 60 to 91 mph, and its far more further from you than table tennis. so that same reaction time you use for ping pong transfer it to tennis.
I see, so then, just to be clear, should I start the forward swing when I see the tennis ball bounce on the ground?
the forward swing should start before the bounce, Because the Bounce of the BAll will never be in the same spot.
so it will be impossible of starting the forward swing when the ball bounces because the ball can change direction and speed at the bounce.
so you must be ready well before. You have to read the ball coming off the opponents racquet and guess what the ball is going to do. Make movements before the balls affect takes effect or you are too late.