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In order to learn how to play in the summer, a tennis player must make an effort and be as concentrated as possible, trying to attack sharply and accurately. Tennis technique provides for two versions of this technical element – flat or cut blows. Slices are more universal, and most experienced players use them, considering them more effective when playing in the summer, due to their high accuracy.

Flat ones are intended primarily for hitting the ball, the flight of which takes place at a fairly high level. This technique is intended for those cases when the tennis player is located close to the net and does not have enough time to prepare. At such moments, there is only a split second left to repel the attack of your opponent. A flat strike does not require preparation time and occurs with a short swing, without a lot of unnecessary movements. This option is the best for this situation.

Effective hit from the summer in tennis
The main condition that allows you to take a flying ball as efficiently as possible is to move towards it. Most trainers recommend striking with the racket wiring toward the net, moving the center of gravity forward at the moment of contact.

In general, a rather large role is played by the pace of the player moving around the tennis court throughout the entire tennis match. It should be noted that it should not be randomly fussy, but competent and thoughtful. So for a more successful game from the summer, the legs of the tennis player should move in the same direction as the racket.

When the string surface comes into contact with the ball, it is necessary to move forward the leg that opposes the hand with the racket. That is, at the moment of a blow to the right, the left leg is taken out and, accordingly, the right one, when playing on the left. After completing the item, you must instantly get out of this position, and move to a new convenient point of reception. It must be remembered that there is always very little time to take a new position.

The next factor in a successful reception is the springiness and softness of the legs. This will help to return to the starting position as quickly as possible. At the same time, the closer the tennis player is to the net, the lower his legs should be bent. It also contributes to a longer and stronger lunges and a quick start to the point of reception of the ball.

After calculating the direction of flight of the ball directed by the opponent, you must move in this direction with your whole body. This will allow you to complete a full swing and correctly carry out the attack. The player’s shoulder, forearm and hand should be extremely rigid, which will not only contribute to strength and accuracy, but also help to avoid injury.

Throws and jumps are used to reflect the opponent’s difficult strokes. Such blows in tennis are inflicted by a strong push of the supporting leg from the court, after which the body rotates.

The kick from which the point begins. Perhaps the most difficult to master element of tennis technique and at the same time very important. The tennis player’s initiative depends on how powerful, accurate and varied the tennis player’s initiative is. In case of insufficient power and accuracy, an experienced adversary immediately performs an attacking trick. In this case, the server may not even have time to prepare for the strike. Instability and a large number of double errors always play into the hands of the enemy. As a result, if you are uncertain about serving, the entire game of a tennis player may be upset, even with his good technical training.

One of the reasons for instability, according to the trainers of the Tennis Group academy, is an insufficiently complete explanation of the biomechanical principles of this blow. In the following article we will consider in detail the main technical aspects.

New technologies in tennis and serve
In recent years, the accuracy and power of tennis players has increased significantly. This was made possible mainly due to improved biomechanics of movement. The contribution of new technologies in the production of tennis equipment is also present, but it is not as significant as it is presented by manufacturers. Research results show that the contribution from the use of new technologies is not more than 10%. In order to achieve a more powerful serve when playing tennis, you need to transfer the body energy to the ball as much as possible.
In tennis, there are 3 types of serve – flat, twisted and cut. Each type has its own characteristics in the execution technique, but the general mechanics of body movements are approximately the same. Flat, as a rule, is used as the first, because it is the most effective, allows you to get an advantage in the draw of the point, although the least reliable.

Nevertheless, the thesis that the first serve must necessarily be flat and performed by force is actually incorrect and cannot be considered dogma. Even professional tennis players, playing at a high level, often use cut and twisted. The constant change of speed, rotation and direction creates significant problems for the opponent due to the effect of surprise.

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