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CUTTED HIT IN BIG TENNIS

Sliced ​​or, as they are also called, slices are hits in which the player gives the ball a lower lateral or lower rotation. A slash to the left is an important component of tennis technique. During execution, the ball rotates around a horizontal axis in the opposite direction to its flight. A slashed strike is considered quite insidious, because it is difficult to repel the enemy due to the strong reverse rotation in combination with a low rebound. Using a slice will allow you to catch an opponent by surprise, changing your length and direction abruptly and quickly. The process of learning this tennis element is not very difficult.

Basics of Cutting
To perform the slice, a continental grip is used, similar to that used for serving. Of fundamental importance is the good footwork, which allows you to most conveniently approach the ball and “adjust” to it. If the movement of the legs has not been worked out, then during the execution of the cut you can stumble on a ball or you have to reach for it, which will certainly affect the strength and accuracy.

Unlike the game on the left with the upper rotation, the technique of performing the slice is not so complicated. Consider the steps for performing a slash on the left in tennis:

1
An approach. It is necessary to turn to the grid with the right side, while moving the body weight on the left foot. You should follow the line of the shoulders, which should be perpendicular to the grid;
2
Swing. The right hand in the shoulder and elbow joints needs to be slightly bent and turned inward. The left hand, which supports the neck of the racket, should be turned outward. In this case, the left shoulder blade should be as close as possible to the spine;
3
Reception must be done at the optimum height. The racket needs to be slightly opened, while turning the forearm slightly outward, and bring it back at head level. If the reception is carried out at a midpoint, then you need to take the head of the racket to the level of the chest. It is necessary to open the string surface even more by turning the palm to the ceiling. If the ball flies over the net very low, practically touching it. The legs should be bent even more, and the head should be taken to the height of the belt;
4
Hit. On the right leg, which stands in front, the body weight is transferred. At the same time, the racket is made to meet the flying ball. It is very important to learn to control accuracy and strength in control, therefore you should not immediately attach great speed.
Important nuances of a cut
Such an element in tennis as a “loop” is of great importance in the technique of a slash, as it makes it possible to smoothly change backward movement to forward movement. In this case, the racket moves from top to bottom and forward. It is important to understand that the higher the receiving point, the steeper the trajectory along which the hand moves down. But if the reception will be carried out at the lower point, then the hand will be above the string surface.

The slice should be sufficiently free and carried out from the shoulder, and the hand with the racket should become a single lever, then the element will be executed exactly.

An equally important nuance is that the head at the end of the swing must be brought far back. When accelerating, it should seem to catch up with the brush, and when meeting with the ball should be already at the same level. And only in the final stage to get ahead of her.

Do not forget about the position of the body and head, which simply must be in a straight position, and the height of the cut blow depends on the bending and extension of the legs. It is important to constantly keep the ball in your field of vision in order to hit the center of the string surface.

Having learned how to make a slice, you can use it both for attack and defense.

Such an element in tennis as a “loop” is of great importance in the technique of a slash, as it makes it possible to smoothly change backward movement to forward movement. In this case, the racket moves from top to bottom and forward. It is important to understand that the higher the receiving point, the steeper the trajectory along which the hand moves down. But if the reception will be carried out at the lower point, then the hand will be above the string surface.

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