Stop hitting into the net with these simple fixes
These 3 key drills will help you get the ball over the net and into the court with consistency every time.
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The first two drills help with ONE problem people have which is the racket head face.
The first quick fix drill allows you to check the racket face while you swing. Shadow practice your swing and FREEZE on the point of impact.
Check to see if your racket face is facing downwards. If your racket is facing downwards (or parallel to the court) you need to correct your wrist positioning to perpendicular or straight up and down.
Shadow practice your swing 20 times with the correct racket face position freezing on impact to create muscle memory.
Doing the same shadow swing as the first drill for your forehand and your backhand you are just going to use the wall or fence as the point of impact for reference.
The flat surface will show you how much you need to adjust your racket face.
Shadow practice this drill 20 times using the wall or fence slowly swinging and correcting your positioning and observing how much you need to change it.
This solves the second problem people have with their swing which is that you may be swinging HIGH to LOW and also STRAIGHT ACROSS both are not correct and will cause the ball to go either straight across which most often goes into the net or with High to Low you will hit DOWN which is also into the net.
The next tool which could be a chair at home that you could place outside in the yard or in the garage or in the home if there is room, helps you with that right trajectory for your stroke. It could also be a couch or it could be a park bench as well.
What we want to focus on with this quick drill is the trajectory of your swing. Placing the racket head to start on the chair puts it at the right spot. LOW. Then when you start your swing you want to focus on finishing HIGH.
Do this drill 20 times for muscle memory. Also double check where your racket face is at impact to make sure your are both swinging with the right trajectory and also your racket face is in the right position.
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